Anyone familiar with Stephen Mitchell?

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  1. Ogreon

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    I've seen a number of well reviewed "translations" by this guy, but the ones that I have actually thumbed through have all turned out to be paraphrases rather than translations. Basically, he reads translations done by others and rewords them, obviating the necessity of knowing the original language.

    Does anyone know if all his works are the same. If so, it seems fraudulent for the publisher to market these as translations. I refuse to purchase a translation that isn't.