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Stephen Mitchell

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Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and studied at Amherst, the University of Paris and Yale. Considered one of the preeminent translators of his generation he has translated many classic texts including Gilgamesh, The Bhagavad Gita, Tao Te Ching and the Book of Job.

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The Song of Songs
The World's First Great Love Poem
Afterword by Robert Alter
Translated by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.00

“Next to Genesis, no book in the Hebrew Bible has had a stronger influence on Western literature than the Song of Songs.”
The New York Review of Books

One of the greatest love poems ever written, The Song of Songs celebrates the sexual awakening of a young woman and her lover and the... Read more >

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Loving What Is
Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
Written by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 23, 2003
Price: $15.95

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

A Thousand Names for Joy
Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are
Written by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $13.99

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A Thousand Names for Joy
Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are
Written by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $15.00

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Also available as an abridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Bhagavad Gita
A New Translation
Written by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $14.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Bhagavad Gita
A New Translation
Written by Stephen Mitchell


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Ahead of All Parting
The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $24.95

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their recreation of the poet's rich formal... Read more >

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Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00

Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke’s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century’s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial... Read more >

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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $16.00

Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of the twentieth century. Written when the poet was himself still a young man, with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his own writing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 1986
Price: $11.00

Written when the poet was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a paperback.

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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Edited by Stephen Mitchell
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Introduction by Robert Hass


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $15.95

"Perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has produced."--Chicago Tribune

"The best single volume edition of Rilke available in English."--Boston Review

"Excellent...it is easy to feel that if Rilke had written in English, he would have written in this English."--The New York Times Book Review Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Edited by Stephen Mitchell
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Introduction by Robert Hass


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

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