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New Directions Publishing Corp

Overview
Works: 206 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 10,628 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Comedy plays  Fiction  Drama  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental drama  Bibliography 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 823.912
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Most widely held works by New Directions Publishing Corp
Earth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionaries by Gary Snyder( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small craft warnings by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out cry by Tennessee Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the David Merrick production, Michael York, in "Out Cry," by Tennessee Williams, with Cara Duff-MacCormick, production lighted and designed by Jo Mileziner, costumes designed by Sandy Cole, directed by Peter Glenville
Orpheus descending : with Battle of angels : two plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 934 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 852 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
Suddenly last summer by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 734 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
Beauty is a wound by Eka Kurniawan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English-language debut of Indonesia's greatest young novelist, Eka Kurniawan: "without a doubt the most original, imaginatively profound, and elegant writer of fiction in Indonesia today: its brightest and most unexpected meteorite" (Benedict Anderson). One afternoon on a weekend in May, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty-one years. So begins Beauty Is a Wound, an epic, sweeping, compulsively readable novel, combining history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. It is also a highly political book. Revolving around the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters, various plotlines incorporate incest, murder, bestiality rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past. The rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders of perhaps a million "Communists," and the three decades of Suharto's despotic rule that followed. The bravura resilience on display here makes Beauty Is a Wound a luscious yet astringent product of the art blossoming since the fall of Suharto. Kurniawan's distinctive West Javanese voice will be entirely new to American readers, and its local sources (the all night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit and epic scope; the famous local folk tales) will astonish, but Kurniawan draws as well on his favorite world writers, Melville, Gogol, Hamsun, and Marquez"--
A lume spento, and other early poems by Ezra Pound( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The happy birthday of death by Gregory Corso( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 694 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
Hard candy : a book of stories by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1959 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three players of a summer game; Two on a party; The resemblence between a violin case and a coffin; Hard candy; Rubio y Morena; The mattress by the potato patch; The coming of something to the widow Holly; The vine The mysteries of the Joy Rio
James Laughlin, New Directions, and the remaking of Ezra Pound by Greg Barnhisel( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 329 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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, new and selected by Richard Eberhart( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds, beasts, and seas : nature poems from New Directions( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poetry that traces the history of poetry's changing relationship to nature, featuring the work of over 140 poets
Paterson by William Carlos Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 to live" (Denis Donoghue). Paterson is both a place - the New Jersey city near which Williams lived - and a man: the symbolic figure in whom the person (the poet's own life) and the public (the history of the region) are combined. Originally four books (published individually between 1946 and 1951), the structure of Paterson (in Dr. Williams' words) "follows the course of the Passaic River, whose life seemed more and more to resemble my own: the river above the Falls, the catastrophe of the Falls itself, the river below the Falls and the entrance at the end into the great sea." Book Five, published in 1958, when the poet was seventy-five, affirms the triumphant life of the imagination, in spite of age and death. This edition has been completely re-edited by noted Williams scholar Christopher MacGowan of the College of William and Mary and, in addition to presenting the most authoritative text possible, contains invaluable notes identifying Williams' sources and references
These are my rivers : new & selected poems, 1955-1993 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers poems from each period of the poet's career, including poems dealing with fame, memory, politics, love, travel, and poetry
Ezra Pound at seventy by New Directions Publishing Corp( Book )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaudier-Brzeska, a memoir by Ezra Pound( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an intimate and detailed account of the life of Irish modernist James Joyce, which greatly informs an understanding of this author's complex works
 
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Earth house hold : technical notes & queries to fellow dharma revolutionaries
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Languages
English (56)

German (1)

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Small craft warningsThe happy birthday of deathJames Laughlin, New Directions, and the remaking of Ezra PoundThe promises of glassBirds, beasts, and seas : nature poems from New DirectionsThese are my rivers : new & selected poems, 1955-1993Gaudier-Brzeska, a memoir