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I have been a fan of Stephen Mitchell since I read one of his verse works in the New Yorker some 30 years ago. I love all the works in Parables and Portraits, his wisdom, his zen understaning of people like Jesus, Lazarus, Spinoza, Jonah, St. Jerome, even objects like brooms, are wonderful. I buy copies on ths used market to give them to people who might appreciate them.
I uploaded this digital copy, so I could have some of my favorite poems with me, wherever I have my Paperwhite. I wish Mitchell would write more original pieces (as well as translate) - He blends old world scholarship with the human condition beautifully.