Stephen Mitchell "may be the closest thing that the translation world has to a rock star," according to the Wall Street Journal. Mitchell's new translation of Homer's "Iliad" cuts out 1,100 lines of the epic poem and adds a sprinkling of modern slang. We'll talk to him about why he decided to tackle the 3,000-year-old text -- and explore what makes a successful translation.
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Stephen Mitchell, author and translator of books including the "Tao Te Ching," "Gilgamesh," "The Book of Job," "Bhagavad Gita" and "The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke"