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The King

by Kader Abdolah & Nancy Forest-Flier

A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history:...


A Little Lumpen Novelita

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer

A Little Lumpen Novelita percolates with a young writer's fierce ambitions and intensely tender love of women. “Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime”: so Bianca begins...


The Gift: Novel

by Hilda Doolittle

The connections and interconnections of past and present––the realization that life is a whole continuously echoing back to the past and unfolding toward the future––were sources of the strength, renewal,...


Midwinter Day

by Bernadette Mayer

Perhaps Bernadette Mayer's greatest work, Midwinter Day was written on December 22, 1978, at 100 Main Street, Lenox, Massachusetts. "Midwinter Day," as Alice Notley noted, "is an epic poem about a daily routine."...


Diptych Rome-London (New Directions Bibelot)

by Ezra Pound

Diptych Rome-London presents the two undisputed masterpieces of Pound's pre-Cantos work––the long poems "Homage to Sextus Propertius" and "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley." Created in the aftermath of World War...


The Setting Sun

by Osamu DAZAI

This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first published by New Directions in 1956. Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal...


End to Torment: A Memoir of Ezra Pound

by Hilda Doolittle

End to Torment: A Memoir of Ezra Pound is the deeply personal journal kept by the poet H. D. (Hilda Doolittle. 1886-1961) in 1958, the year Ezra Pound was released from St. Elizabeth's in Washington, D.C.,...


Henry Miller on Writing

by Henry Miller

“A brilliant selection . . . it is in short a voyage of discovery, an adventure and this the log of that voyage in the life of a probing and powerful writer.” —Robert R. Kirsch, Los Angeles Times. Some...


The Bridge Over the Neroch: And Other Works

by Leonid Tsypkin & Jamey Gambrell

From the acclaimed author of Summer in Baden-Baden, a collection of short work finally in English.

Leonid Tsypkin’s novel Summer in Baden-Baden was hailed as an undiscovered classic of 20th-century Russian...


The Jazz Age: Essays

by F. Scott Fitzgerald & E. L. Doctorow

A short collection of essays about the Jazz Age by the writer who epitomized it, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Even theAmerican Heritage Dictionary acknowledges that F. Scott Fitzgerald “epitomized the Jazz Age.”...


A Devil in Paradise (New Directions Bibelot)

by Henry Miller

“A perfect expression of Miller’s moral perspective as well as one of his outstanding demonstrations of narrative skill. It provides a wonderful cinematic view of two indomitable egotists in deadly conflict.”...


Sunday After the War

by Henry Miller

"I always carry over 40,000 gold francs about with me in my belt. They weight about 40 pounds, and I am beginning to get dysentery from the load." A collection of stories and excerpts from longer works.


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...


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...