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    DescriptionStephen 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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    Title
    The Bhagavad Gita
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Mitchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780609810347
    ISBN 10: 0609810340
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRG
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    DC22: 294.5/92404521, 294.59240452
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    DC21: 294.59240452
    BISAC V2.8: REL032000
    LC classification: BL1138.62 .E5 2002
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Crown Publications
    Publication date
    27 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Stephen Mitchell's many books include "The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke," "The Book of Job," "Tao Te Ching," "Parables and Portraits," "The Gospel According to Jesus," "Meetings with the Archangel," and "The Frog Prince." "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Of this world-beloved, timeless classic this is the most poetic rendition." -- Huston Smith "From the Hardcover edition."
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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.