In the Norton Critical Edition of Gilgamesh, there are three interesting essays. Here are some of the main points covered in those essays.

William Moran, "The Gilgamesh Epic:  A Masterpiece from Ancient Mesopotamia"

Thorkild Jacobsen, "'And Death the Journey's End':  The Gilgamesh Epic"

Rivkah Harris, "Images of Women in the Gilgamesh Epic"
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