Gilgamesh and David Ferry

In his recent work Gilgamesh: An Epic Obsession (, Theodore Ziolkowski takes a look at the ways in which the epic has manifested into our literature, art, music, and popular culture. The students of CC101 experienced this through David Ferry, whose translation of Gilgamesh they read this semester.

David Ferry has also written:

Concerning the importance of David Ferry’s work, Daniel Bosch has written a poem, called Ferryman (

Students are encouraged to further explore Ferry’s body of work.

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