Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative - Anonymous, Herbert Mason I love how relevant the themes remain to today's world. I love seeing the obvious influence this story had on the Bible and other ancient works (but not as ancient as Gilgamesh ). I love the gorgeous lines like "You will be left alone, unable to understand in a world where nothing lives anymore as you thought it did" (Enkidu telling Gilgamesh what will happen upon his death) and "The only nourishment he knew was grief, endless in its hidden source yet never ending hunger." Worth a reread for its beautiful simplicity.