A revised edition of the first book of poems by Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of Rilke's poetry, The Book of Job, and the Tao Te Ching. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
These poems (mostly prose poems) reimagine characters from mythology, folktales, spiritual texts, Eastern teachings, plus a few more contemporary figures (Spinoza, Picasso, Freud). There's a kind of "California" quality to much of this, and the project of rethinking archetypal figures has been done elsewhere, but the book's sincerity and clarity recommend it.read more
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