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New Directions Publishing

Overview
Works: 307 works in 362 publications in 1 language and 16,956 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Creative nonfiction  Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Short stories  History  Biography 
Roles: Printer, Publisher
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by New Directions Publishing
A Coney Island of the mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine poems from the 1950's
Earth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionaries by Gary Snyder( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both Pound and Williams have shown how a good poet can revitalize prose style. Earth House Hold (a play on the root meanings of 'ecology'), drawn from Gary's essays and journals, may prove a landmark for the new generation. 'As a poet, ' Snyder tells us, 'I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic; the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying intuition and rebirth; the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.' He develops, as replacement for shattered social structures. a concept of tribal tradition which could lead to "growth and enlightenment in self-disciplined freedom. Whatever it is or ever was in any other culture can be reconstructed from the unconscious through meditation ... the coming revolution will close the circle and link us in many ways with the most creative aspects of our archaic past."--Back cover
Small craft warnings by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimeographed script
Out cry by Tennessee Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alternate version of an experimental, partially autobiographical play by Tennessee Williams. The characters, Felice and Clare, are two actors on tour, as well as brother and sister. Left behind by the rest of the company, they try to present a show, making up what has been forgotten or not yet written
Orpheus descending : with Battle of angels : two plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Period of adjustment : high point over a cavern : a serious comedy by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A confused and frightened Southern bride has a groom who conceals his fear of inadequacy with brash, desperate bravado. He has an old war buddy, and the veteran husband to whom the diversion-seeking newlyweds flee, only to find that his wife has just walked out on him
Gerard Manley Hopkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her by Lawrence Ferlinghetti( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly last summer by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of a 1958 play in which a young woman who has been in a mental institution since witnessing the horrible death of her cousin, is harassed by her relatives who all have their own reasons for wanting her to change her story
A lume spento, and other early poems by Ezra Pound( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sands of the well by Denise Levertov( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Primary Wonder, she writes: "And then / once more the quiet mystery / is present to me, the throng's clamor / recedes: the mystery / that there is anything, anything at all, / let alone cosmos, joy, memory, everything, / rather than void: and that O Lord, / Creator, Hallowed One, You still, / hour by hour sustain it."
The happy birthday of death by Gregory Corso( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is true that he has been one of the inner circle of the 'Beats' from the first, but many admirers of his poetry feel that it belongs quite as much to other and older traditions in world literature
Raids on the unspeakable by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of his prose writings reveals the extent to which Thomas Merton moved from the other-worldly devotion of his earlier work to a direct, deeply engaged, often militant concern with the critical situation of man in the world
This in which by George Oppen( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HERmione by H. D( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel tells of a college girl driven to a nervous breakdown by conflicting aspects of her personality
Spring shade : poems, 1931-1970 by Robert Fitzgerald( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spring Shade, he brings together all of his previous collections-Poems (1935), A Wreath for the Sea(1943), In the Rose of Time (1956)-and adds to them two dozen later poems and a generous sampling from the wide range of his translations
Hard candy : a book of stories by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1959 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents nine stories from the noted American playwright, Tennessee Williams
James Laughlin, New Directions, and the remaking of Ezra Pound by Greg Barnhisel( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although James Laughlin (1914-1997) came from one of Pittsburgh's leading steel-making families, his passions were literary rather than industrial - he wanted to be a poet. Laughlin was a freshman at Harvard when he traveled to Rapallo, Italy, in 1933 to meet Ezra Pound (1885-1972). and he returned the following year to enroll in the poet's "Ezuversity." Pound dismissed Laughlin's poetic talents, advising the wealthy young man to make himself over into a publisher. Laughlin did just that, founding New Directions in 1936." "Drawing on a wide range of sources - including interviews with Laughlin and other New Directions staffers and published materials from numerous literary archives - Gregory Barnhisel tells the story of the personal and professional relationship between one of the twentieth century's most controversial writers and his loyal and innovative American publisher - a relationship that eventually helped remake literary history and continues to shape our understanding of modernism itself."--Jacket
The materials by George Oppen( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The promises of glass by Michael Palmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Promises of Glass, Michael Palmer's first new collection since At Passages (New Directions, 1995), contains seven sections: "The White Notebook", "The Promises of Glass", "Q", "Four Kitaj Studies", "Five Easy Poems" "In an X", and "Tower". These gorgeous new poems explore language and the "salt sea of autobiographies". His work also examines what Marjorie Perloff has described as "the absurdist 'displacement by degrees' one experiences in the post-urban world of late twentieth-century America."
 
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A Coney Island of the mind
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Earth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionariesSmall craft warningsGerard Manley HopkinsHerSands of the wellThe happy birthday of deathRaids on the unspeakableHERmione
Alternative Names
New Directions.

New Directions Books.

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New Directions Publishing Co.

New Directions Publishing Corp.

New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Languages
English (62)