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Mitchell, Stephen 1943-

Works: 232 works in 835 publications in 7 languages and 35,687 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Juvenile works  Epic poetry, Greek  Fairy tales  Sonnets  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Narrator, Adapter, Contributor, Author of introduction, Arranger, Librettist, Lyricist, Creator, Publishing director, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Publications about Stephen Mitchell
Publications by Stephen Mitchell
Most widely held works by Stephen Mitchell
Gilgamesh : a new English version by Stephen Mitchell( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,268 libraries worldwide
An English-language rendering of the world's oldest epic follows the journey of conquest and self-discovery by the king of Uruk, in an edition that includes an introduction that places the story in its historical and cultural context
The selected poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version
Loving what is : four questions that can change your life by Byron Katie( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes the author and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, she became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in her book you can discover the same freedom through The Work. It is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As she says, "It's not the problem that causes our suffering; it's our thinking about the problem." Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is. This book will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You'll see people do The Work with the author on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work's power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. This book offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what the author calls "a lover of reality."
Bhagavad Gita : a new translation ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
The author of the popular new English version of "Tao te Ching" brings his gift for bringing new life into ancient sacred texts to one of the world's greatest and most widely read scriptures. This gift edition includes two-color interior, colored endpapers, rough-cut pages, and a ribbon marker
The Gospel according to Jesus : a new translation and guide to his essential teachings for believers and unbelievers by Stephen Mitchell( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Chiefly commentary on biblical excerpts, compiling the teachings of Jesus into one text in a new translation from the Greek
Letters to a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come. From the Paperback edition
The selected poetry of Yehuda Amichai by Yehuda Amichai( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Yehuda Amichai is Israel's most popular poet as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this revised and expanded collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved and enduring poems, including forty new poems from his recent work
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
A new translation of Homer's ancient masterpiece endeavors to instill the poetic nature of its original language while retaining accuracy, readability, and character vibrancy
Genesis : a new translation of the classic Biblical stories by Stephen Mitchell( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
An examination of the Book of genesis reassesses the familiar biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, and others in light of their relevance to the modern world
Into the garden : a wedding anthology : poetry and prose on love and marriage ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
The ugly duckling by Stephen Mitchell( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and Romanian and held by 840 libraries worldwide
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan
The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and German and held by 817 libraries worldwide
This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works of fiction of our century. Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and with the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family and their history and on the teeming, alien life of the city. Many of the themes and images that occur in Rilke's poetry can also be found in the novel, prefiguring the modernist movement in its self-awareness and imagistic immediacy. From the Trade Paperback edition
A thousand names for joy : living in harmony with the way things are by Byron Katie( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry. Stephen Mitchell'the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching'selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is a book that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for twenty years'ever since she "woke up to reality" one morning in 1986'has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago. Katie's profound, lighthearted wisdom is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic. That is what makes this book so compelling. It's a portrait of a woman who is imperturbably joyous, whether she is dancing with her infant granddaughter or finds that her house has been emptied out by burglars, whether she stands before a man about to kill her or embarks on the adventure of walking to the kitchen, whether she learns that she is going blind, flunks a "How Good a Lover Are You'" test, or is diagnosed with cancer. With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it, feel it, in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well. From the Hardcover edition
The book of Job by Stephen Mitchell( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph
The sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and German and held by 769 libraries worldwide
Contains 55 sonnets in English and German
The nightingale by H. C Andersen( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Billedbog. Genfortælling af eventyret om naturens fugl, nattergalen og den kunstige guldfugl. De kan begge synge, men der er en væsentlig forskel, og den opdager kejseren af Kina først i sidste øjeblik
The Enlightened heart : an anthology of sacred poetry by Stephen Mitchell( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
This collection celebrates the radiance of the enlightened heart as it shines through the world's cultures and religious traditions
Gilgamesh : [a new English version] ( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the world's oldest epic. Tyrannical King Gilgamesh rules the ancient city of Uruk, ruthlessly trampling its citizens. The gods send an untamed man named Enkidu to control the ruthless king, but he ends up befriending Gilgamesh and together they embark on a series of adventures. When Enkindu is felled by disease, Gilgamesh moves on in a soul-searching journey of self-discovery
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is a timeless guide to the art of living. Its central figure, the Master, lives in harmony with the Tao, the irreducible essence of the universe. Surrendering to it as the Master teaches, we feel whole. Emptying ourselves of judgment and desire, we discover universal truths within: Without wanting, we find peace: if we let go of what we love, our love becomes present. Stephen Mitchell's acclaimed translation of this age old text has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Here, for the first time, it is illustrated with Chinese paintings selected by Asian art expert Dr. Stephen Little. The perfect depiction of plants, animals, and birds expresses harmony with nature, the principal teaching of the Tao; the mountainous landscapes are the heavenly home of the Tao. Each brush stroke is painted with precision, just as each word of Mitchell's translation speaks with unmatched power. This inspired translation, combined with the best images in Chinese art, will ensure that the Tao Te Ching continues to exert a profound influence into the next century.--Page 2 of cover
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Alternative Names
Mitšel, Stepen.
Stephen Mitchell American translator
Stephen Mitchell American translator and adapter of fairy tale, folklore, myth, and the Bible
Stephen Mitchell Hel·lenista i traductor nordamericà
Stephen Mitchell traducteur américain
Stephen Mitchell (traductor)
Stephen Mitchell (traductor) traductor estadounidense
Стивен Митчелл
מיטשׁל, סטפן
מיטשׁל, סטפן 1943
מיטשׁל, סטפן, מתרגם אמריקאי
מיצ'ל, סטיבן 1943-
미첼, 스티븐
ミッチェル, スティーヴン
English (258)
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Spanish (9)
German (6)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Romanian (1)
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