Inanna by Diane Wolkstein

Inanna

Diane Wolkstein
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  • ISBN
    9780060908546 / 0060908548
  • Title Inanna
  • Author Diane Wolkstein
  • Category Myth & Legend Told As Fiction
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 1983
  • Pages 256
  • Publisher
    Harper Perennial
  • Imprint HarperPaperbacks
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 154mm x 17mm x 230mm

Annotation

A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. “A great masterpiece of universal literature.”—Mircea Eliade

Publisher Description

A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. “A great masterpiece of universal literature.”—Mircea Eliade“A great masterpiece of universal literature.”—Mircea EliadeA

Review
“This is an admirable translation, a great masterpiece of universal literature.”—Mircea Eliade“A splendid mutual accomplishment and a great gift ot mythology....”Inanna “is a book to be cherished.”—P.L. Travers“In the myth of Inanna, Wolkstein and Kramer give us back the totality of woman, the ruler-wife-lover-redeemer, whom all worshiped and from whom all life flowed. It is a thrilling rediscovery.”—Olivier Bernier“Wolkstein has been able to convey in English the rich metaphor, the erotic fullness, and the ritual pacing of these ancient stories....Taken together with the illustrations, historical discussions, and textual commentaries, this book is worth a tower of scholarly tomes....Such a feat is remarkable and rare.”—Barre Toelken, Director of Folklore and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon“I felt shivers of recognition reading these ancient lines that proclaim Inanna's discovery of her prowess....Kramer and Wolkstein make us love their awesome goddess whose stormy complexities have been concealed in cuneiform tablets for thousands of years.”—Nor Hall

Author Biography

Diane Wolkstein has been teaching, performing, and writing for over thirty-five years. She is the author of numerous award-winning books of folklore, including “The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales” and “Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer.” Known for her meticulous research as well as her great range as a performer, Ms. Wolkstein traveled to Australia three times while preparing this story. She gives workshops on storytelling worldwide and lives in New York City. In Her Own Words...

"I love stories. They give me strength, Inspiration, courage

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