Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Book - 2000
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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."
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2000.
Edition: First pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780609810347
Branch Call Number: 294/.5924/045/21/Bha 3561pu 1
Characteristics: 223 pages
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Stephen 1943-


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Nov 01, 2019

" When Lord Balarama saw the demon flying in the sky, he immediately called for his plow and club and prepared to kill him."

Jan 28, 2013

This was my second attempt to read the Bhagavad Gita. My first time was written by someone else but I could not tell you anything about the book. This translation was very simple and easy to read and gave me a better understanding of the book.

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