Stephen Mitchell is well known for his skill to make old masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in the place many have attempted ahead of and create models which are definitive for our time. His celebrated model of the Tao Te Ching is the preferred variation in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and task have received the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his present for respiring new existence into sacred texts.
The Bhagavad Gita is universally stated as one of many world's literary and religious masterpieces. it's the center textual content of the Hindu culture and has been valuable by way of American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who referred to as it the best philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. there were greater than 200 English translations of the Gita, together with many efficient literal models, yet now not one in all them is a superlative literary textual content in its personal right.
Now all that has replaced. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the readability, the power, and the depth of the unique Sanskrit. it is going to, as William Arrowsmith acknowledged of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make another rendering obsolete."
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