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Death on the Installment Plan

by Louis-Ferdinand Céline & Ralph Manheim

Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European...


An Elemental Thing

by Eliot Weinberger

Internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative writers today, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories on the borders of poetry and narrative where the only rule, according to...


Imaginations: Kora in Hell / Spring and All / The Descent of Winter / The Great American Novel / A Novelette & Other Prose

by William Carlos Williams & Webster Schott

Imaginations makes accessible to the broad reading public live early books by William Carlos Williams, which, except for Kora in Hell, have long been hard to find in their original and complete forms. Written...


Selected Poems

by Hilda Doolittle & Louis L. Martz

"Like every major artist she challenges the reader's intellect and imagination."—Boston Herald Selected Poems, the first selection to encompass the rich diversity of Hilda Doolittle's poetry, is both confirmation...


alphabet

by Inger Christensen & Susanna Nied

A startling and gorgeous work by Denmark's most admired poet finally available in English translation. Awarded the American-Scandinavian PEN Translation Prize by Michael Hamburger, Susanna Nied's translation...


The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen

by Wilfred Owen, C. Day Lewis & Edmund Blunden

“The very content of Owen’s poems was, and still is, pertinent to the feelings of young men facing death and the terrors of war.” —The New York Times Book Review Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted...


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). ...