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Verse Narratives

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
by Herbert Mason
Publisher (English): Mariner Books (2003 ed.), 128pp.
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Also available Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in paperback and e-book

Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend. [Read More...]

Gilgamesh

The Death of Al-Hallaj
by Herbert Mason
Publisher (English): Notre Dame University Press, 102 pp.
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Also available at Notre Dame University Press

"Highly recommended, Mason's preface is a fine introduction to the renowned Muslim mystic and the dramatic narrative that follows." ~ Choice.

"Mason's poetic style lends itself well to the telling of such a powerful tale." ~ Library Journal.[Read more...]