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New Directions Translation & Subject Guide for College Courses
New Directions Translation & Subject Guide for College Courses

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Professors: please visit our websitewww.ndpublishing.com
Translation& Subject Guide for College Courses2008
New Directions is proud of our long tradition of pub-lishing great world literature. Here, along with our usualCollege Subject Guide, is an extensive illustrated supple-ment of our recent translations.In addition, we have recently reissued some of the best-loved and most widely taught classics from theND backlist. These exciting books have new covers, andilluminating introductions by well-known authors. Aprimary aim of the reissues is to make these books betterteaching tools for college professors. Besides the reissueslisted below, New Directions has recently brought outCarson McCullers,
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Fiction & Poetry in Translation:Arabic Literature28Chinese Literature28Croatian Literature28Czech Literature28Dutch Literature28French & Provençal Literature28German Literature29Greek Literature29Haitian Literature29Hebrew Literature29Hungarian Literature29Indian Literature29Italian Literature30 Japanese Literature30Portuguese & Brazilian Literature30Romanian Literature30Russian Literature30Scandinavian Literature31Spanish & Latin American Literature31Welsh Literature31Multiple Languages31American Fiction36British & Australian Fiction36American Poetry37British, Canadian & Caribbean Poetry40Drama40Essays & Literary Criticism41Gay & Lesbian Studies41Memoir & Biography42Religion & Philosophy42Women's Studies42
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New Directions is an independent literary publisher, foundedin 1936 by James Laughlin. Examination and desk copies may be requested from the distributor of New Directions Books,W.W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.10110 (phone: 1-800-233-4830; fax: 1-800-458-6515). All paper- books are available on a complimentary basis when courseadoption is a realistic possibility. Requests should be submittedon departmental stationery and should indicate the title of your course and its approximate enrollment. Examinationcopies of New Directions Books can also be requested fromyour local W.W. Norton college sales representative.This is not a complete listing. Please visit www.ndpublish-ing.com to request a free complete catalog or write to NewDirections, 80 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY10011. Pricessubject to change without notice.
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Chinese Literature
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