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Journey to the End of the Night

by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Ralph Manheim & William T. Vollmann

The dark side of On the Road: instead of seeking kicks, the French narrator travels the globe to find an ever deeper disgust for life. Louis-Ferdinand Celine's revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy...


In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

by Kenneth Rexroth & Kim Stanley Robinson

Nature writings by one of America’s greatest poets, written out of a deep experience of the Sierras. Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone. Progressive...


Facing the Bridge

by Yoko Tawada

From Japan to Vietnam to Amsterdam to the Canary Islands, these three new tales by master storyteller Yoko Tawada float between cultures, identities, and the dreamwork of the imagination When he watched Michael...


The Selected Poems

by David Hinton, Bai Li & Po Li

Li Po (A.D., 701-762) lived in T’ang Dynasty China, but his influence has spanned the centuries: the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and through Ezra Pound’s...


Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

New poetry by the Champion of the International Poetry Slam and winner of the Before Columbus American Book Award, the International Hispanic Heritage Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the prestigious new International...


Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

In Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande, Jimmy Santiago Baca continues his daily pilgrimage through the meadows, riverbanks, and bosques of the Rio Grande where winter dies, spring explodes, and inextricable...


Letter from Casablanca

by Antonio Tabucchi

The eight stories contained in Antonio Tabucchi's Letters from Casablanca introduce to an American audience a rising Italian writer (born 1943) whose intriguing narrative strategies make the reader an active...


The Naked Eye

by Yoko Tawada & Susan Bernofsky

“Tawada’s slender accounts of alienation achieve a remarkable potency.”—Michael Porter, The New York Times A precocious Vietnamese high school student — known as the pupil with “the iron blouse”—in...


Selected Poems

by William Carlos Williams & Charles Tomlinson

Opening with Professor Tomlinson's superbly clear and helpful introduction, this selection reflects the most up-to-date Williams scholarship. In addition to including many more poems, Tomlinson has organized...


Paterson (Revised Edition)

by William Carlos Williams & Christopher MacGowan

Long recognized as a masterpiece of modern American poetry, WIlliam Carlos Williams' Paterson is one man's testament and vision, "a humanist manifesto enacted in five books, a grammar to help us life" (Denis...


ABC of Reading

by Ezra Pound & Michael Dirda

Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda. This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is...


Piano Stories

by Felisberto Hernandez, Luis Harss & Italo Calvino

From the writer adored by the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a collection of Hernández's classic tales Piano Stories presents fifteen wonderful works by the great Uruguayan author...


Immigrants in Our Own Land & Selected Early Poems

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Immigrants in Our Own Land & Selected Early Poems is a new, expanded edition of Jimmy Santiago Baca's best-selling first book of poetry (originally published by Louisiana State University Press in 1979)....


Black Mesa Poems

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Black Mesa Poems is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca's highly acclaimed long narrative poem, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley (New Directions, 1987). ...


Selected Poems/Poemas Selectos

by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Tomás H. Lucero & Liz Fania Werner

“Baca writes with unconcealed passion . . . and manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythical and archetypal significance of life events.”—Denise Levertov...


My Emily Dickinson

by Susan Howe & Eliot Weinberger

"Starts off as a manifesto but becomes richer and more suggestive as it develops."—The New York Sun With exacting rigor and wit, Howe pulls Dickinson free of all the sterile and stuffy belle-of-Amherst cotton...


Martín and Meditations on the South Valley: Poems

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Fiercely moving, the two long narrative poems of Martín & Meditations on the South Valley revolve around the semi-autobiographical figure of Martin, a mestizo or "detribalized Apache." 

Fiercely...


Borges at Eighty: Conversations

by Jorge Luis Borges & Willis Barnstone

A collection of interviews now available from New Directions for the first time The words of a genius: Borges at Eighty transcends our expectations of ordinary conversation. In these interviews with Barnstone,...


Pictures from Brueghel: Pulitzer Prize, Poetry

by William Carlos Williams

This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the...


Shantytown

by César Aira & Chris Andrews

At last, a noir novel from the Argentine master of suspense and surprises Maxi, a middle-class, directionless ox of a young man who helps the trash pickers of Buenos Aires’s shantytown, attracts the attention...