Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation Author Stephen Mitchell
ISBN-10 0609810340
ISBN-13 9780609810347
Year 2002-08-27
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Harmony
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Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print and his translations of Jesus Rilke Genesis and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world s literary and spiritual masterpieces It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T S Eliot who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita including many competent literal versions but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right Now all that has changed Stephen Mitchell s Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity the vigor and the intensity of the original Sanskrit It will as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell s translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus instantly make every other rendering obsolete From the Hardcover edition

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