The Last Quest of Gilgamesh


Author: N.A
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442067790
Category:
Page: 24
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Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves a series of dangers in an effort to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves his goal, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend.Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves great danger to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves his goal, in a retelling of an episode from the world's oldest legend

La epopeya de Gilgamesh (Los mejores clásicos)


Author: Anónimo
Publisher: PENGUIN CLÁSICOS
ISBN: 8491051953
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Los mejores libros jamás escritos. El relato mítico del rey Gilgamesh, símbolo de la lucha eterna del hombre contra el miedo a la muerte. «Que el cruce de caminos sea el lugar donde moras.» Los fragmentos más antiguos que se conservan de La epopeya de Gilgamesh son obra de un poeta paleobabilónico que escribió hace más de tres mil setecientos años. Fue compuesta en lengua acadia, pero sus orígenes literarios se remontan a cinco poemas sumerios. En ella se cuenta la historia de Gilgamesh, el gran rey de Uruk, sus encuentros con monstruos y dioses, su enfrentamiento y posterior amistad con Enkidu el salvaje, el nacido en las tierras altas, y su arduo viaje en busca del secreto de la inmortalidad. Además de abordar temas como la familia, la amistad o los deberes del rey, La epopeya de Gilgamesh versa, sobre todo, de la luchaeterna del hombre contra el miedo a la muerte. La versión de Andrew George -la de referencia en el mundo occidental- la introducen palabras muy sabias de José Luis Sampedro. Como cierre, un epílogo sobre la pervivencia del mito realizado por los profesores de comunicación audiovisual de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra Jordi Balló y Xavier Pérez. Jorge Luis Borges dijo... «Tal vez no solo cronológicamente es la primera de las epopeyas del mundo. Diríase que todo ya está en este libro babilónico.» Jorge Luis Borges dijo... «Tal vez no solo cronológicamente es la primera de las epopeyas del mundo. Diríase que todo ya está en este libro babilónico.»

Gilgamesh


Author: Ludmila Zeman
Publisher: Ediciones Tecolote
ISBN: 9789687381473
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Accessing the Classics: Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learners

Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learners
Author: La Vergne Rosow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0897899687
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 316
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Help readers improve reading skills while stimulating their appreciation and increasing their understanding of great literature. Using a scaffolding approach, this guide leads readers from simple and engaging reads to more challenging texts, and simultaneously cultivates their interest and skills. An invaluable resource for middle and high school, ABE and ESL educators, as well as for readers' advisors. All readers—even those still learning to speak English—can enjoy the delights and benefits of great literature with the help of this motivational and practical book guide. Rosow takes you on a journey through the history of Western literature, beginning with ancient myths and moving to medieval tales and classics of the Renaissance, Romantic Movement, and Modernism. Along the way, she shows you how to give readers easy access to some of the best literature of all time. Scores of collections focus on such ancient and enduring stories as Gilgamesh, Beowulf, the tales of Chaucer; historical masterpieces of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens; and stellar names of more recent times, such as Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Each carefully selected collection lists an assortment of titles, ranging in reading level and arranged progressively from simple renditions, such as picture book re-tellings, through more advanced selections and readings where audio versions and simpler formatting support the reader, and on to the most challenging reads. Author profiles and narrative, as well as detailed descriptions of each title provide further insights into the story lines and features of the books; while building a scaffold of reading experience and knowledge to help readers better understand the texts. For example, the Mark Twain collection begins with a brief biographical sketch of the author, followed by descriptions of two illustrated books about the author and two readers' theatre skits based on his work. A collection of Twain's short stories is recommended next, and then several illustrated versions of his novels, and an illustrated edition of Twain's memoir, Life on the Mississippi, which is supported by an audiotape version. Each recommended title is rated as start here, next read, support here, or challenging read; and related reads, and audio and video versions are listed when appropriate. The author also notes author and student favorites, titles with exceptional illustrations, and other features of interest. Focus is on authors and titles of the Western canon that are generally lu2768 le in library collections. Because some of the titles cited are older editions, this is a valuable collection development tool in libraries; as well as an essential resource for readers' advisors, Adult Basic Education, and English as Second Language educators, and young adult educators and librarians. Young adult and adult or Grades 9 and up.

The Storymakers

Illustrating Children's Books : 72 Artists and Illustrators Talk about Their Work
Author: Canadian Children's Book Centre
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551381077
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 159
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This valuable resource features the colourful biographies of 72 illustrators and artists whose works are considered among the best in the world. Told in the artists' own words, these biographies offer fascinating insights into their lives, and feature a sample illustration from one of their favourite books. Discover how these fantastic artists work, what their favourite books are, who influenced them, and how they came to illustrate children's books.

Story of the World


Author: S. Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 9780971412958
Category: Education
Page: 334
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Provides sample questions and answers, recommended readings, maps, and activities.

Ancient Times

From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Joyce Crandell
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 1933339055
Category: Education
Page: 127
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Provides sample questions and answers, recommended readings, maps, and activities.

Gilgamesh among Us

Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic
Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801463416
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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The world's oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the adventures of the semimythical Sumerian king of Uruk and his ultimately futile quest for immortality after the death of his friend and companion, Enkidu, a wildman sent by the gods. Gilgamesh was deified by the Sumerians around 2500 BCE, and his tale as we know it today was codified in cuneiform tablets around 1750 BCE and continued to influence ancient cultures—whether in specific incidents like a world-consuming flood or in its quest structure—into Roman times. The epic was, however, largely forgotten, until the cuneiform tablets were rediscovered in 1872 in the British Museum's collection of recently unearthed Mesopotamian artifacts. In the decades that followed its translation into modern languages, the Epic of Gilgamesh has become a point of reference throughout Western culture. In Gilgamesh among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic’s continuing influence in modern letters and arts. This influence extends from Carl Gustav Jung and Rainer Maria Rilke's early embrace of the epic's significance—"Gilgamesh is tremendous!" Rilke wrote to his publisher's wife after reading it—to its appropriation since World War II in contexts as disparate as operas and paintings, the poetry of Charles Olson and Louis Zukofsky, novels by John Gardner and Philip Roth, and episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Xena: Warrior Princess. Ziolkowski sees fascination with Gilgamesh as a reflection of eternal spiritual values—love, friendship, courage, and the fear and acceptance of death. Noted writers, musicians, and artists from Sweden to Spain, from the United States to Australia, have adapted the story in ways that meet the social and artistic trends of the times. The spirit of this capacious hero has absorbed the losses felt in the immediate postwar period and been infused with the excitement and optimism of movements for gay rights, feminism, and environmental consciousness. Gilgamesh is at once a seismograph of shifts in Western history and culture and a testament to the verities and values of the ancient epic.

Sindbad's Secret


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1770492658
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Retells the legend of Sindbad the sailor from the Arabian nights tales, as during his last voyage he becomes enslaved and must rely on a baby elephant to lead him back to his true love.

La historia de Gilgamesh


Author: Yiyun Li
Publisher: Editorial Anagrama
ISBN: 9788433961242
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 93
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Salvar a los clásicos del olvido, con la ayuda de grandes escritores de hoy. Este es el sentido de «Save the Story», una colección ideada por Alessandro Baricco. los autores seleccionan las escenas más emocionantes y significativas de los libros en cuesti

The Revenge of Ishtar


Author: Ludmila Zeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780887764363
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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While striving to kill Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city of Uruk, Gilgamesh spurns the advances of the goddess Ishtar, prompting her revenge, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend

Read Alouds and Primary Sources

Scott Foresman Social Studies: The World
Author: Candy Dawson Boyd,Carol Berkin,Pearson Education, Inc,Scott, Foresman and Company
Publisher: Scott Foresman
ISBN: 9780328037810
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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This collection of primary source documents and authentic literature helps students develop an eyewitness perspective as they read historical journals, letters, and speeches and examine documents from our nation's history.

Middle Ground

Exploring Selected Literature from and about the Middle East
Author: Sheryl L. Finkle,Tamara J. Lilly
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814131619
Category: Education
Page: 149
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Provides a review of the theory and practice of teaching Middle Eastern literature and includes coverage of the principles for selecting quality texts and activities, lessons, and support materials for various print and nonprint texts.

Canadian Children's Books

A Critical Guide to Authors and Illustrators
Author: Raymond E. Jones,Jon C. Stott
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 538
View: 1886
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For most of this country's history, Canadian children's literature, with the exception of such notable authors as Charles G.D. Roberts, Ernest Thompson Seton, L.M. Montgomery, and Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney), was not a 'growth industry'. British and American books were readily available and had already achieved approval in the centres of intellect or fashion. More recently, however, with a larger and more diverse population and with the support of numerous publishers specializing in thefield and a growing list of annual awards to honour excellence in both writing and illustrating, Canadian children's books have become an important part of our ongoing literary culture. Canadian authors and illustrators, from Farley Mowat and Mordecai Richler to Gordon Korman, Monica Hughes, William Kurelek, and Dennis Lee, have become among our best-known cultural exports. In Canadian Children's Books, Professors Raymond Jones and Jon Stott provide teachers, librarians, and other educators, parents and relatives, and students of children and of children's literature with a comprehensive and detailed examination of this now rich field. Each of the 133 entries on authors and illustrators presents factual and critical information along multiple dimensions. In addition to authors and illustrators of historical and contemporary importance in the English mainstream, creators of ethnic, Aboriginal, and French-Canadian origin also are included. There are representatives of regions--the North, the East, the West, and the rest between--and of all genres: retold folktales and myths, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, sports, wilderness adventure, animal epic, chapter books, picture books, poetry, stories for reluctant readers. Appendices list the winners of the major English-Canadian children's book awards and sources for further reading.

Medea


Author: Eurípides
Publisher: Editorial Verbum
ISBN: 8490749132
Category:
Page: 48
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Aramco World Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arab countries
Page: N.A
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Naves negras ante Troya

la historia de la "Ilíada" de Homero
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff,Manuel Otero
Publisher: Vicens-Vives Editorial S.A.
ISBN: 9788431642914
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 175
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Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.

Canadian Book Review Annual


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Sindbad

From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights
Author: N.A
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 177049264X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 1675
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The legend of the beautiful Shahrazad who saved her life by telling the evil king a thousand and one captivating stories, one of which is the story of Sindbad the sailor.