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Amulet

by Roberto Bolano & Chris Andrews

A tour de force, Amulet is a highly charged first-person, semi-hallucinatory novel that embodies in one woman's voice the melancholy and violent recent history of Latin America. Amulet is a monologue, like Bolano's...


The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (New Directions Bibelot)

by Tennessee Williams

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is vintage Tennessee Williams. Published in 1950, his first novel was acclaimed by Gore Vidal as "Splendidly written, precise, short, complete and fine."

It is the story of a wealthy,...


Goodbye to Berlin

by Christopher Isherwood

Isherwood's classic story of Berlin in the 1930s - and the inspiration for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition.First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie...


Dublinesque

by Enrique Vila-Matas, Rosalind Harvey & Anne McLean

In this novel, Enrique Vila-Matas traces a journey connecting the worlds of Joyce and Beckett, and all they symbolize.

One night, a renowned and now retired literary publisher has a vivid dream that takes place...


In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

by Delmore Schwartz, James Atlas & Irving Howe

A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City.Now with an exciting new preface by rock musician Lou Reed (Delmore Schwartz's student at Syracuse), In Dreams...


Never Any End to Paris

by Enrique Vila-Matas & Anne McLean

A splendid ironic portrayal of literary Paris and of a young writer's struggles by one of Spain's most eminent authors.This brilliantly ironic novel about literature and writing, in Vila-Matas's trademark witty...


The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

by César Aira & Katherine Silver

Aira's latest concerns a reluctant but powerful doctor who finally decides to use his healing powers to help a hopeless patient. César Aira’s newest novel in English is not about a conventional doctor. Single,in...


The Cardboard House

by Martín|Silver, Katherine Adán

A sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate novel that presents a stunning series of flashes — scenes, moods, dreams, and weather— as the narrator wanders through Lima.

Published in 1928 to great acclaim when...


The Conspiracy

by Paul Nizan, Jean-Paul Sartre & Walter Benjamin

The Conspiracy is the last and most acclaimed novel by French writer and activist Paul Nizan, who died two years after its publication fighting the Germans at the Battle of Dunkirk. Hailed by Jean-Paul Sartre...


The Unseen

by Nanni Balestrini, Liz Heron & Antonio Negri

For a brief explosive period in the mid-1970s, the young and the unemployed of Italy’s cities joined the workers in an unexpectedly militant movement known simply as Autonomy (Autonomia). Its “politics of...


The Last Rose of Summer: A Novel

by Monte Schulz

Three women struggle as the Depression dawns. In the summer of 1929, three strong-willed women, related by marriage, gather under one roof: widowed matriarch Maude Hennesey, whose belief in old-fashioned ways...


This Side of Jordan

by Monte Schulz

A seductive novel of southern lyricism. Monte Schulz's prose novel opens in the spring of 1929, as the 19-year-old consumptive farm boy Alvin Pendergast attends an ill-fated dance marathon he's too sickly to...


Tyrant Memory

by Horacio Castellanos Moya & Katherine Silver

Castellanos Moya’s most thrilling book to date, about the senselessness of tyranny. The tyrant of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s ambitious new novel is the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Herna´ndez Marti´nez...


The She-Devil in the Mirror

by Horacio Castellanos Moya & Katherine Silver

Salvadorean society is shocked by the gruesome murder of a young upper-class woman, and no one more so than her best friend Laura.  In her first-person solo narration, Laura rattles on and on about her...


Senselessness

by Horacio Castellanos Moya & Katherine Silver

A Rainmaker Translation Grant Winner from the Black Mountain Institute: Senselessness, acclaimed Salvadoran author Horacio Castallanos Moya's astounding debut in English, explores horror with hilarity and electrifying...


The Literary Conference (New Directions Pearls)

by César Aira & Katherine Silver

New in the New Directions Pearls series: an extremely rich mad scientist attempts to clone a leading genius in a bid to take over the world. César is a translator who’s fallen on very hard times due to the...


Ghosts

by César Aira & Chris Andrews

The most unsettling and stunning of Aira's short novels published by New Directions. "On a building site of a new, luxury apartment building, visitors looked up at the strange, irregular form of the water tank...


An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

by César Aira, Chris Andrews & Roberto Bolano

An astounding novel from Argentina that is a meditation on the beautiful and the grotesque in nature, the art of landscape painting, and one experience in a man's life that became a lightning rod for inspiration....


Not to Disturb: A Novel

by Muriel Spark

Household servants and accidental guests must wait out the orders of the lords of the house: not to disturb.A winter's night; a luxurious mansion near Geneva; a lucrative scandal. The first to arrive is the...


Loitering with Intent (New Directions Classic)

by Muriel Spark

Where does art start or reality end? Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with the intent of gathering material for her writing, Fleur Talbot finds a job “on the grubby edge of the literary world” at...