Three Rivers Press, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Paperback
an attractively produced edition printed in brown type on cream paper & with chapter headings in red above a block containing floral decorations; "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 translations of the Tao Te Ching, Rilke, and the Book of Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. 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 to T. S. Eliot. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, but not one of them, until now, is a superlative literary text in its own right. This translation sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. As Huston Smith said - 'Of this world-beloved, timeless classic, this is the most poetic rendition.' Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 221 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. a couple of small creases to front & rear covers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Religion & Theology; Classics; Eastern Religions; Hinduism; India; Philosophy. ISBN: 0609810340. ISBN/EAN: 9780609810347. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3949.