Stephen Mitchell (translator)

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Stephen Mitchell (born 1943 in Brooklyn, New York)[1] is a poet, translator, scholar, and anthologist. He is married to Byron Katie,[2] founder of The Work.

Education[edit]

Stephen Mitchell was educated at Amherst College,[3] the University of Paris,[3] and Yale University.[3]

Career[edit]

Mitchell’s translations and adaptions include the bestselling Tao Te Ching,[4] Gilgamesh,[5] The Iliad,[1][6][7][8] The Odyssey,[9] The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita,[10] The Book of Job,[11] The Second Book of the Tao, and The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. He was introduced to his wife in 2000,[12] and is coauthor of two of her bestselling books: Loving What Is and A Thousand Names for Joy.

Books[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • The Frog Prince: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults, Harmony Books, 1999, ISBN 0-609-60545-3
  • Meetings with the Archangel: A Comedy of the Spirit, HarperCollins, 1998, ISBN 0-06-018245-8

Nonfiction[edit]

  • A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around, by Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell, HarperOne, 2017, ISBN 0062651609
  • A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are (with Byron Katie), Harmony Books, 2007, ISBN 0-307-33923-8
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (with Byron Katie), Harmony Books, 2002, ISBN 1-4000-4537-1
  • The Gospel According to Jesus, Harper Perennial, 1993, ISBN 0-06-092321-0

Translations and adaptations[edit]

As editor[edit]

  • Question Your Thinking, Change the World: Quotations from Byron Katie, Hay House, 2007, ISBN 1-4019-1730-5
  • The Essence of Wisdom: Words from the Masters to Illuminate the Spiritual Path, Broadway Books, 1998, ISBN 0-7679-0305-6
  • Bestiary: An Anthology of Poems about Animals, Frog, Ltd., 1996, ISBN 1-883319-48-X
  • Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology (with Robert Hass), HarperCollins, 1993, ISBN 0-06-016919-2
  • The Enlightened Mind: An Anthology of Sacred Prose, 1991, ISBN 0-06-092320-2
  • The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry, HarperCollins, 1989, ISBN 0-06-092053-X
  • Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn, Grove Press, 1976, ISBN 0-8021-3052-6

Children's books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "It's Not All Greek to Him". The Wall Street Journal. September 20, 2011. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Byron Katie". Oprah.com. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b c ""About the Author" ''HarperCollins Publisher''". http://www.harpercollins.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Mitchell, Stephen (1988). Tao Te Ching: A New English Version. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061142666. 
  5. ^ "'Gilgamesh': The Iraq War, 2500 B.C." The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  6. ^ "Conversation: Stephen Mitchell, Author of the New Translation of Homer's 'The Iliad'". NPR: National Public Radio. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  7. ^ Mendelsohn, Daniel (October 8, 2013). "What Do You Look for in Modern Translation?". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ McAllister, Sue (October 12, 2011). "Back story: 'Iliad' translator Stephen Mitchell". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  9. ^ Homer (September 23, 2013). "The Death of Argos (Homer's Odyssey, Book 17: 260-327)". The New Yorker Magazine. Translated by Stephen Mitchell. 
  10. ^ "Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation". Publishers Weekly. February 10, 2000. 
  11. ^ Gross, John (September 25, 1987). "Books of The Times: The Book of Job". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  12. ^ Reynolds, Susan Salter (2009-04-12). "The stillness within Stephen Mitchell". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 

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