International Fiction Now From New Directions
Edited by Barbara Epler$14.95Gathers groundbreaking fiction fromaround the world, from W. G. Sebald(“one of the most gripping writersimaginable,”
NY Review of Books
) andRoberto Bolaño (“his generation’spremier Latin-American writer,”
), to the Russian
Victor Pelevin and the astonishingYoko Tawada. Collected here are 24authors from 17 countries writing in12 languages. All are taken from thelast two decades’ worth of ND books,or from books about to appear.
International Poetry Now From New Directions
Edited by Eliot Weinberger$14.95In
, a new generation of New Directions poets from acrossthe globe mingle in a euphonic cross-cultural chorus. Presents the writingsof 23 foreign and American poetsincluding Nobel shortlisters Bei Dao,Inger Christensen, and TomasTranströmer, as well as the Iraqi poetDunya Mikhail, Caribbean poetKamau Brathwaite and Canadianpoet Anne Carson. Bibliographicaland biographical notes invite furtherinvestigation.
The New DirectionsAnthology of ClassicalChinese Poetry.
Edited by Eliot WeinbergerTr. by Williams, Pound, Rexroth,Snyder, and Hinton$16.95The first anthology to look at classicChinese verse through its influenceon American poetry: 250 poems bynearly 40 ancient poets in theirtranslations by famous Americanpoets (with essays by all five).Includes Lu Chi's famous "Rhyme-prose on Literature," Pound’s
, biographical notes, and Weinberger'silluminating historical introduction.
The Selected Poems.
Translated by David Hinton$12.95
The Selected Poems of Tu Fu
is the firstcomprehensive selection of work byChina’s greatest poet to appear inEnglish verse translation. Tu Fu(712–790 A.D.) lived in war-filledtimes and his pain-filled work radically altered poetry as he foundit in the High Tang Period.“Excellent and well-annotated.”—
The Selected Poems.
Translated by David Hinton$13.95Afine new selection of the greatestpoems of the High T’ang masterLi Po (A.D. 712-760) in versions here“by one of the best contemporarytranslators of classical Chinesepoetry, David Hinton.”—Robert Hass,
Washington Post Book World
Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China.
Translated by David Hinton$17.95This one-of-a-kind anthology tracesthe development of wildernesspoetry from 5th to 13th centuryChina, and includes 19 poets such asT'ao Ch'ien, Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu,and Yang Wan-Li, as well as a map,a list of key terms, a bibliography,and historical and critical background. Award-winningtranslations.