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Elegiac Feelings American: Poetry

by Gregory Corso

A collection of poems by the renowned Beat poet, Gregory Corso. Gregory Corso's collection of poems contains works of major proportions. The title poem is a tribute to Jack Kerouac, fusing a memorial to the...


Once and for All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz

by Delmore Schwartz, Craig Morgan Teicher & John Ashbery

The publication of this book restores a missing chapter in the history of twentieth-century American literature

With his New Directions debut in 1938, the twenty-five-year-old Delmore Schwartz was hailed as...


The Yellow Sofa

by José Maria de Eça de Queirós & John Vetch

A compassionate tale of marriage, manners, and betrayal, from the Portuguese master José Maria Eça de Queirós, the first great modern Portuguese novelist, wrote The Yellow Sofa with (in his own words) “no...


Travesty

by John Hawkes

An exceptionally brilliant novel from “our most interesting writer” (Flannery O’Connor) Travesty is John Hawkes’s most extreme vision of eroticism and comic terror. In the south of France, an elegant...


Is that Kafka?: 99 Finds

by Reiner Stach & Kurt Beals

Out of the massive research for an authoritative 1,500-page biography emerges this wunderkammer of 99 delightfully odd facts about Kafka

In the course of compiling his highly acclaimed three-volume biography...


Confessions

by Rabee Jaber & Kareem James Abu-Zeid

A powerful novel about trauma and forgiveness, from the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction During the violence and chaos of the Lebanese Civil War, a car pulls up to a roadblock on a narrow...


Voyage Around My Room

by Xavier de Maistre, Stephen Sartarelli & Richard Howard

A lively and utterly singular travelogue of the intricate curiosities that are directly within one’s own reach In 1790, while serving in the Piedmontese army, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852)...


A Barbarian in Asia

by Henri Michaux & Sylvia Beach

A wild journey to the East narrated by a writer who is “without equal in the literature of our time” (Jorge Luis Borges) Henri Michaux (1899–1984), the great French poet and painter, set out as a young...


Oranges & Peanuts for Sale

by Eliot Weinberger

Presented at the PEN World Voices Festival as a “post-national” writer, Eliot Weinberger is “a sparkling essayist” (Confrontation), and his writings “a boundary-crossing, shape-shifting cabinet of...


The Traveling Companion & Other Plays

by Tennessee Williams & Annette J. Saddik

Twelve previously uncollected experimental shorter plays: The Chalky White SubstanceThe Day on Which a Man Dies (An Occidental Noh Play)A Cavalier for MiladyThe Pronoun "I"The Remarkable...


Spring Storm

by Tennessee Williams & Dan Isaac

"A crucible of so many elements that would later shape and characterize Williams's work."—World Literature Today When Tennessee Williams read Spring Storm aloud to his playwriting class at the University of...


A House Not Meant to Stand: A Gothic Comedy

by Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith & Gregory Mosher

The spellbinding last full-length play produced during the author's lifetime is now published for the first time. Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, return home one midnight...


Stairs to the Roof

by Tennessee Williams & Allean Hale

A play produced only twice in the 1940s and now published for the first time reveals that Tennessee Williams anticipated the themes of Star Trek by decades. Sixty years ago a young Tennessee Williams wrote a...


Fugitive Kind

by Tennessee Williams & Allean Hale

Social outcasts, misfit survivors, dangerous passions—Tennessee Williams fleshed out the characters and themes that would dominate his later work in Fugitive Kind, one of his earliest plays.   Fugitive Kind...


Not About Nightingales

by Tennessee Williams

This early full-length play put a young Tennessee Williams' passion for social justice in the spotlight. "Haunting, searing, unforgettable" —London Herald In early 1998, sixty years after it was written,...


The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays

by Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith & Terrence Mcnally

A wonderful collection of never-before-collected one-acts: “The peak of my virtuosity was in the one- act plays. Some of which are like firecrackers in a rope” (Tennessee Williams). Here are portraits of...


Orpheus Descending and Suddenly Last Summer

by Tennessee Williams & Martin Sherman

Two of Tennessee Williams's most revered dramas in a single paperback edition for the first time.

Orpheus Descending is a love story, a plea for spiritual and artistic freedom, as well as a portrait of racism...


Candles to the Sun

by Tennessee Williams, Dan Isaac & William Jay Smith

This early play about coal miners struggling to improve their lives helped establish a young Tennessee Williams as a powerful new voice in American theater. The first full-length play by novice playwright Thomas...


Baby Doll & Tiger Tail: A screenplay and play by Tennessee Williams

by Tennessee Williams

A taut, vivid drama of a voluptuous child-bridge who refuses to consummate her marriage to an older, down-on-his-luck cotton-gin owner. In 1956, Time magazine called Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll "just...


Vieux Carre

by Tennessee Williams & Robert Bray

Born out of the journals the playwright kept at the time, Tennessee Williams's Vieux Carré is not emotion recollected in tranquility, but emotion re-created with all the pain, compassion, and wry humor of the...