Gilgamesh: A Graphic Novel

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  • Title: Gilgamesh: A Graphic Novel
  • Author: Andrew Winegarner April Rasmussen
  • ISBN: 9781593764227
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback

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Gilgamesh: A Graphic Novel

Comments Gilgamesh: A Graphic Novel

  1. Winegarner does a reasonable attempt to summarise the epic poem without losing its overall mythological power Unfortunately it is drawn quite crudely and thus loses the power that the visual image can and should have This, I was disappointed.


  2. Warning lots of nudity, male and female, front and back , lots of sex, both consensual and nonconsensual, both graphically shown, and lots of Superman style grudge match punch fests.However, the sex and violence are not there for pure titillation it s all part of the plot, and makes sense to the story, especially since a large part of the story is a group of people yelling at Gilgamesh to stop it already with the rape and rampage A modern feeling but grounded in its origins retelling of Gilgames [...]


  3. I was not familiar with the story of Gilgamesh, and now I am And while the story leaves me with a renewed interest in cultural anthropology, and a note to self to read and re read works by greats such as Joseph Campbell and James Frazer, I admit I hesitate to recommend this book to any patron younger than 14 In short, Gilgamesh and Enkidu his wild man adopted brother id manifestation were ALL ABOUT SEX Like, all the time As in, sex was as important, and as sacred, to Sumerians as breathing And S [...]


  4. This graphic novel retelling of Gilgamesh is an easy way to approach the epic poem Although some of the story is messed up, and is admitted by the author in notes It is still a good way to get into the story for young reader and those that want to understand the basics of the story Just as a side not it shows women naked fully but men nudity always seems to be hidden in shadows It still tastefully done, although the expression of the women during the rape scene is questionable and could have bee [...]



  5. Enkidu Wild man who tempers the inherent tyranny and brutality of Civilized Man Gilgamesh.Gilgamesh Tyrant who is softened by Enkidu, Originally foes, but eventual brothers They must acquire cedar wood from the forest, which is inhabited by Humbaba Enkidu s decision to kill him, and Gilgamesh s repeated romantic and sexual rebuffs of Ishtar anger the Gods They send a disease which kills Enkidu GIlgamesh goes mad, and becomes as much of a wild man as his pink, fleshy, person can become.He, traum [...]


  6. Fantastic adaptation of one of the earliest and greatest heroic tales of all time Winegarner lets Gilgamesh s badass nature shine, as Gilgy goes around beating the crap out of god children monsters and sleeping with a new beautiful woman every night Sumerian culture is highlighted, such as how temple priestesses slept with worshippers to purify them imagine if Christianity was like that Sign me up , and how Sumerian warriors used nifty curved swords Also, the Epic s timeless messages are well co [...]


  7. Gilgamesh is a pretty good book about an awesome dude And, he reminds he of Chuck Norris because of his fighting skills Like Chuck Norris and Gilgamesh,there are many similarities between the characters of Gilgamesh and Beowulf Their stories,The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Beowulf, both include a quest for improvement In Beowulf, he tries to improve the lives of the Danes who have a Grendel infestation on their hands In Gilgamesh, he and his brother fight a lion god named Humbaba Another simmilarity [...]


  8. As Gilgamesh is understood to be our oldest epic in Western literature I use Western very loosely , it is not hard to comprehend that its composers and writers used sexuality, specifically female sexuality, as a plot point to civilize man and bring his beast like and baser natures out of the forest and into a life of the city This graphic novel adaptation, however, really takes that theme and runs with it, making the city of Uruk seem like a continual orgy of delight with a constant threat of my [...]


  9. A very accessible way of reading this story Well edited, which makes all the difference in texts like this The graphic novel form allows for many sequences to be summed up in a picture or two, while others are slowed down and examined I appreciated the footnotes, which gave just enough interpretation and scholarly perspective for context without being too common or distracting The art varied between serviceable and amateurish, the latter parts being frequent enough to detract from the overall qu [...]


  10. This slim little book does a good job at portraying the stories in this sprawling epic in an engaging style The interesting thing is to see how different the Sumerians were from us, but how the final question Gilgamesh asks himself feels so startlingly modern In a few places, the details of the stories have been adjusted to make for better narrative flow, and they also throw in a number of footnotes to explain some of the cultural references which would have been familiar to an ancient audience. [...]


  11. excellent rendition of gilgamesh, good short footnotes, a few small changes to the story but those are explained one small complaint, ishtar looks like veronica from the archie comic books maybe intentional cause veronica is almost always a bitch.warning to librarians, lots of nudity and sex like in the written version good to have in a library but to save yourself trouble, keep it behind the desk.


  12. Really great drawing in this one, retelling of parts of the Gilgamesh epic The story was fairly true to form and not a huge amount of author interpretation Good for studying the hero s journey Worth a read for mythology fans as well as for graphic novel fans Winegarner s cuneiform decorated animals and demons are excellent and really bring the story to life.


  13. This novel was too graphic I know his mother was a goddess, but did she have to go topless Please Not recommended for your school library The illustrations are engaging, but the writing is not You will learn a thing a two about the original monomyth and erotic poses I would recommend the Kama Sutra instead.


  14. This graphic novel is a decent representation of the epic While accurate to the epic, there is too much sex in it to make it of use in the classroom The artwork is acceptable, but could have been better Additionally black and white line art was a poor choice for an epic story like this which demands well rendered full color artwork.


  15. As a fan of mythology and graphic novels, I liked this book However, as a teacher librarian at a middle schoolI really wish the illustrator had put tops on the women, because I can t use a book with my students that has this level of nudity in it.


  16. I never read the Epic of Gilgamesh so I though this would give me an overview of his story The author did a pretty good job of condensing the epic I just did not really connect to the story.


  17. The art could have been loads better, but I appreciated this graphic novelization of the myth, though the couple changes that the artist made were in my opinion, uncalled for.