Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ten of the best floods in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best floods in literature.

One flood on the list:
The Epic of Gilgamesh

No self-respecting ancient religion can be without its deluge. This one tells how its eponymous hero meets the immortal Utnapishtim. He tells Gilgamesh how the gods intended to drown mankind. He was warned to build a giant boat in which he was able save his family and his animals. Familiar?
Read about all ten floods on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue