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The Conversations

by César Aira & Katherine Silver

A cerebral and wildly funny story revolving around the incongruity of a gold Rolex watch spotted on a lowly goatherd’s wrist Daily conversations in outdoor cafés with cultured friends can help make reality...


Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)

by Thomas Merton

An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him—Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and...


Bread in the Wilderness (New Directions Classic)

by Thomas Merton

The Psalms, which Thomas Merton called "one of the most valid forms of prayer for men of all time," are the most significant and influential collection of religious poems ever written, summing up the theology...


Tres (Bilingual Edition)

by Roberto Bolano & Laura Healy

“Poetry is braver than anyone,” Roberto Bolan~o believed, and the proof is here in Tres, his most inventive and bracing poetry collection. Roberto Bolan~o’s Tres is a showcase of the author’s willingness...


The Selected Poems of Tu Fu

by Tu Fu & David Hinton

For over a millennium, Chinese literati have almost unanimously considered Tu Fu (712-770 A.D.) to be their greatest poet. Tu Fu radically altered poetry as he found it in the High T’ang period. In addition...


Selected Poems

by Kenneth Rexroth

The late Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) is surely one of the most readable of this century's great American poets.  He is also one of the most sophisticated. Like William Carlos Williams, he honed his writing...


Songs of Love, Moon, & Wind: Poems from the Chinese

by Kenneth Rexroth & Eliot Weinberger

“Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills.”—American Poetry Review

Moss covered paths between scarlet...


Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

by Henry Miller

One of Henry Miller's most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays. Many of them have appeared...


One Hundred Poems from the Chinese

by Kenneth Rexroth

The lyrical world of Chinese poetry in faithful translations by Kenneth Rexroth. The lyric poetry of Tu Fu ranks with the greatest in all world literature. Across the centuries—Tu Fu lived in the T'ang Dynasty...


The Romantic Dogs: Poems

by Roberto Bolano & Laura Healy

Listed as a "2009 Indie Next List Poetry Top Ten" book by the American Booksellers Association: Roberto Bolano as he saw himself, in his own first calling as a poet. Roberto Bolano (1953-2003) has caught on...


Where Europe Begins: Stories

by Yoko Tawada

Where Europe Begins presents a collection of startling new stories by Japanese writer Yoko Tawada. Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and every-day reality,...


Frame Structures: Early Poems 1974-1979

by Susan Howe

In Frame Structures, Susan Howe brings together those of her early poems she wishes to remain in print, and in the forms in which she cares to have them last. Gathered here are versions of Hinge Picture (1974),...


Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell (Vol. 3)

by Javier Marias & Margaret Jull Costa

Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marías’s daring novel in three parts culminates triumphantly in this much-anticipated final volume. Poison, Shadow, and Farewell, with its heightened tensions between meditations...


Stealth

by Sonallah Ibrahim & Hosam Aboul-Ela

A young son wanders Cairo trying to comprehend why his mother has disappeared Set in the turbulent years before the 1952 revolution that would overthrow King Farouk and bring Gamal Abdel Nasser to power, Stealth...


Never Love a Gambler

by Keith Ridgway

Marvelous stories by the Irish writer acclaimed by Zadie Smith as “idiosyncratic and fascinating” Never Love a Gambler is a showcase for the exceptional talents of Keith Ridgway. The Times (London) praised...


The Iraqi Nights

by Dunya Mikhail & Kareem James Abu-Zeid

A stunning new collection by one of Iraq’s brightest poetic voices The Iraqi Nights is the third collection by the acclaimed Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail. Taking The One Thousand and One Nights as her central...


Written on the Sky: Poems from the Japanese

by Kenneth Rexroth & Eliot Weinberger

“Rexroth’s readings from the Japanese master poets are breathtaking in their simplicity and clarity.”—The New York Times I go out of the darkness

Onto a road of darkness

Lit only by the far off

Moon...


My Argument with the Gestapo: Autobiographical novel

by Thomas Merton

Of the full-length prose works that Thomas Merton wrote before he entered the Cistercian Order in 1941, only My Argument with the Gestapo has survived––perhaps in part because it was a book that...


One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: Love and the Turning Year

by Kenneth Rexroth

An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation. Love and the Turning Year includes a selection from the Yueh Fu—folk songs from the Six Dynasties...


Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and Dream (Vol. 2)

by Javier Marias & Margaret Jull Costa

A book unlike any other, a daring experiential unfolding Spanish masterpiece, Your Face Tomorrow now leaps into uncharted new territory in Volume Two: Dance and Dream. Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marias's dazzling...