Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation (Google eブックス)
Random House LLC, 2007/12/18 - 224 ページ
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.
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Amazing!ユーザー レビュー - Overstock.com
By far the best translation of the Bhagavad Gita to date. While there are references to certain concepts that are familiar only to Hindus and experts of the Hindu religion, understanding these concepts is well worth the effort of the research. You actually feel like you are there watching the scene unfolds. The language is very poetic and beautiful. If you want to learn about the Hindu religion, this is the perfect book to start with.
Review: Bhagavad Gita: A New Translationユーザー レビュー - Bruce - Goodreads
The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was ... レビュー全文を読む