Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make old classics thrillingly new. His many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, the Iliad, Gilgamesh, The Gospel According to Jesus, The Book of Job, Bhagavad Gita, and The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. His website is StephenMitchellBooks.com.
"Mitchell's Iliad is slimmer and leaner than anything
we have seen before.... His strong five-beat rhythm is arguably the
best yet in English." --The New Yorker
"A daring new version of the epic poem." --The Wall Street Journal
"The verse is well-forged and clean-limbed, and achieves a powerful simplicity. Mitchell has re-energised the Iliad for a new generation." --The Sunday Telegraph (London)