Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

Stephen Mitchell


Stephen Mitchell is well known for his skill to make old masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in the place many have attempted earlier than and create types which are definitive for our time. His celebrated model of the Tao Te Ching is the most well-liked version 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 reward for respiring new lifestyles into sacred texts.

The Bhagavad Gita is universally said as one of many world's literary and non secular masterpieces. it's the middle textual content of the Hindu culture and has been valuable by means 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 2 hundred English translations of the Gita, together with many efficient literal models, yet no longer considered one of 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 energy, 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 any other rendering obsolete."

From the Hardcover edition.

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