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All the Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Four brand new tales are now added to New Directions' original 1997 cloth edition of Open to the Public. This new and complete paperback edition now contains every one of her forty-one marvelous stories, catnip...


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,...


Adventures in the Skin Trade

by Dylan Thomas

A story collection full of a fantastic and whimsical assortment of odd characters only Dylan Thomas could have conceived.

This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction––and what an extraordinary storyteller...


The Cosmological Eye

by Henry Miller

This collection, first published by New Directions in 1939, contains a number of Henry Miller's most important shorter prose writings. They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the...


A Russian Doll & Other Stories

by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Suzanne Jill Levine

This collection of traditional and experimental stories by Argentinian novelist Bioy Casares ( The Adventures of a Photographer in La Plata ) offers sophisticated, seamless prose, as well as magical realism...


Little Misunderstandings of No Importance

by Antonio Tabucchi & Frances Frenaye

The eleven short stories in this prize-winning collection pivot on life's ambiguities and the central question they pose in Tabucchi's fiction: is it choice, fate, accident, or even, occasionally, a kind of...


The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Eight spooky stories from the mistress of the unexpected. I aim to startle as well as please," Muriel Spark has said, and in these eight marvelous ghost stories she manages to do both to the highest degree....


The Berlin Stories

by Christopher Isherwood & Armistead Maupin

A classic of 20th-century fiction, The Berlin Stories inspired the Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film Cabaret. First published in the 1930s, The Berlin Stories contains two astonishing related novels, The...


An Empty Room: Stories

by Mu Xin & Toming Jun Liu

A dazzling cycle of short stories by one of China’s most revered contemporary writers and one of the world’s leading artist-intellectuals. An Empty Room is the first book by the celebrated Chinese writer...


The Doctor Stories

by William Carlos Williams, William Eric Williams & Robert Coles

Not only for students and doctors, this volume contains Williams's thirteen "doctor stories," several of his most famous poems on medical matters, and "The Practice" from The Autobiography. These writings, together...


While the Women Are Sleeping

by Javier Marias & Margaret Jull Costa

A dozen unforgettable stories by “one of the most original writers at work today” (Wyatt Mason, The New York Times Book Review). Slippery figures in anomalous situations — ghosts, spies, bodyguards, criminals...


The Insufferable Gaucho

by Roberto Bolano & Chris Andrews

These five astonishing stories, along with two compelling essays, show Bolano as a magician, pulling bloodthirsty rabbits out of his hat. The stories in The Insufferable Gaucho — unpredictable and daring,...


The Collected Stories

by Dylan Thomas, Walford Davies & Leslie Norris

This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in...


The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories

by Jean-Paul Sartre & Lloyd Alexander

One of Sartre’s greatest existentialist works of fiction, The Wall contains the only five short stories he ever wrote. Set during the Spanish Civil War, the title story crystallizes the famous philosopher’s...


The Henry Miller Reader

by Lawrence Durrell & Henry Miller

A collection of works spanning the entire career of great 20th-century American writer Henry Miller, edited and introduced by Lawrence Durrell. In 1958, when Henry Miller was elected to membership in the American...


Battles in the Desert & Other Stories

by José Emilio Pacheco

Intense, despairing accounts of life in Mexico City. Seven stories depict harsh realities of life in urban Mexico and the tragedies of childhood innocence betrayed.


The Complete Stories

by Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson & Benjamin Moser

Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year

The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of...


The Foreign Legion

by Clarice Lispector & Giovanni Pontiero

"A radiant beauty of a writer."—The Los Angeles Times The Foreign Legion is a collection in two parts, gathering both stories and chronicles, and it offers wonderful evidence of Clarice Lispector's unique...


Collected Stories

by Tennessee Williams

This definitive collection establishes Williams as a major American fiction writer of the twentieth century. Tennessee Williams’ Collected Stories combines the four short-story volumes published during Williams’...


Counternarratives

by John Keene

Conjuring slavery and witchcraft, and with bewitching powers all its own, Counternarratives continually spins history—and storytelling—on its head

Ranging from the 17th century to our current moment, and...