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No Longer Human

by Osamu DAZAI

The poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas. Portraying himself as a failure,...


The Guest Cat

by Takashi Hiraide & Eric Selland

A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed...


A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams & Arthur Miller

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play—reissued with an introduction by Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams' essay "The World I Live In." It is a very...


New Seeds of Contemplation

by Thomas Merton & Sue Monk Kidd

One of the best-loved books by one of the great spiritual authors of our time, with a new introduction by best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd. New Seeds of Contemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read...


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...


Trilogy

by Hilda Doolittle & Aliki Barnstone

The classic Trilogy by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961), including a large section of referential notes for readers and students, compiled by Professor Aliki Barnstone. As civilian war poetry (written under...


Nausea

by Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Howard & James Wood

Sartre's greatest novel — and existentialism's key text — now introduced by James Wood. Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic,...


Love Poems

by Pablo Neruda & Donald D. Walsh

Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!" Charged with...


The Captain's Verses: Love Poems

by Pablo Neruda

The Nobel Prize winner 's classic collection of love poems. Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri—the paradisal...


The Bridegroom Was a Dog

by Yoko Tawada & Margaret Mitsutani

Internationally acclaimed author Yoko Tawada's most famous — and bizarre — tale in a stand-alone, New Directions Pearl edition. The Bridegroom Was a Dog is perhaps the Japanese-German writer Yoko Tawada’s...


The Red Notebook: True Stories

by Paul Auster

The Red Notebook brings together in one volume all of Paul Auster's short, true-life stories—a remarkable collection of tales that documents the curious, miraculous, and sometimes catastrophic turns of everyday...


The Wisdom of the Desert

by Thomas Merton

The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books—surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit. The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence...


The Melancholy of Resistance

by László||| Krasznahorkai

From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize A powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. The Melancholy...


The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems

by Tomas Transtromer & Robin Fulton

The collected poems of one of the world's greatest living writers, Tomas Transtromer, available in this comprehensive edition. In day's first hours consciousness can grasp the world as the hand grips a sun-warmed...


A Child's Christmas in Wales

by Dylan Thomas & Ellen Raskin

In print for fifty years, this gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old from its very first edition. Dylan Thomas, one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century, captures a child's-eye...


Captives

by Norman Manea & Jean Harris

A stunning novel set in postwar Romania about language, identity, and loss. Captives, the acclaimed writer Norman Manea's first novel, is a fascinating, kaleidoscopic, and imaginative look into postwar Romania....


The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams: 1909-1939 (Vol. 1)

by William Carlos Williams, Christopher MacGowan & A. Walton Litz

Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand / ,,,But you got to try hard—." So...


New and Selected Essays: Where I Live

by Denise Levertov

“Denise Levertov fulfills the eternal mission of the true Poet: to be a receptacle of Divine Grace and a 'spendor of that Grace to humanity.'” —World Literature Today Denise Levertov's New & Selected...


The Trace

by Forrest Gander

A Mexican road novel of love, hate, drugs, and the Mexican Revolution. The Trace is a masterful, poetic novel about a journey through Mexico taken by a couple recovering from a world shattered.  Driving...


The End of Days

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015

by Jenny Erpenbeck & Susan Bernofsky

Winner of the Presigious Hans Fallada Prize and a bestseller in Europe, The End of Days offers a unique view on twentieth-century German history. The End of Days, by acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck,...