Pollinger Limited represents UK rights for many of the books on the New Directions list.
An independent publisher for 70 years, New Directions was founded when president and publisher James Laughlin issued the first New Directions anthology in 1936.
Novels, plays, poetry and story collections soon followed. At the core of ND's modernist backlist are early ND authors Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Tennessee Williams. Interested in issuing influential foreign writers in translation, ND has helped promote in the U.S. the works of Celine, Apollinaire, Mishima, Rilke, Kafka, Montale, Lorca, Nabokov, the 1990 Nobel Prize Laureate Octavio Paz, and most recently Antonio Tabucchi, Shusaku Endo and Bei Dao. Starting and continuing in the service of verbal revolution, ND has also reprinted authors who otherwise might have been undeservedly unavailable to us. When no one would print F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Crack-Up, ND did; when The Great Gatsby and E. M. Forster's A Room with a View were out of print, ND brought them back. This tradition is carried on today in our more recent New Directions Classics series.
In the spring of 1993 ND introduced the Bibelot series of short, self-contained "gems" from the backlist such as Henry Miller's A Devil in Paradise, poems by Pound and W.C. Williams, together with reissues of short modern classics such as Muriel Spark's The Abbess of Crewe. These inexpensive, pocket-sized volumes serve as introductions to the great modernist authors of the twentieth century.
New Directions now publishes about 30 books annually in hardcover and paperback.
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||Kinshu: Autumn Brocade by Teru Miyamoto
Translated from the Japanese by Roger K. Thomas
Life, death, karma—these interwoven themes form the heart of Teru Miyamoto's lyrical novel in letters, Kinshu: Autumn Brocade, the first work to be published in English by this internationally acclaimed author.
Ten years after their divorce, Aki and Yasuaki meet by chance at a mountain resort. In a flood of emotions and memories, Aki initiates a new correspondence, and letter by letter through the seasons, the secrets of their past unfold as they reflect on their present struggles. From a lover's suicide to a father's controlling demands, the story moves seamlessly through their deeply introspective exchanges. What begins as a series of accusations and apologies, questions and excuses, turns into a source of mutual support and healing.
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