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New Directions is proud to serve the academic community with many new international literature and poetry titles, and one of the finest literary backlists in American publishing. We aim to publish our books in affordable editions for students. We offer free reading guides that can be used by educators, reading groups, or individual readers. In addition, New Directions publishes anthologies of world literature that provide a great way to introduce students to a variety of contemporary writing.

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If the title you’re looking for isn’t listed on our website, it may be unavailable or out of print.

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Academic Titles
September 1, 2004
A Streetcar Named Desire
March 26, 2019
The Glass Menagerie: The High School Edition
October 14, 1999
The Glass Menagerie
December 12, 2017
Bakkhai
August 28, 2018
Be With
September 26, 2017
Go, Went, Gone
November 8, 2016
The Emigrants
October 11, 2016
Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei
March 25, 2013
Nausea
September 1, 2008
Nightwood
November 8, 2016
The Rings of Saturn
June 1, 2009
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust
September 1, 2004
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
June 25, 2019
Malina
April 30, 2019
Star
May 1, 2005
Mountain Home
October 29, 2019
The Factory
July 13, 2011
Spring and All
March 27, 2018
The Beekeeper
February 27, 2018
Cat Poems
November 9, 2011
The Hour of the Star
December 1, 2003
By Night in Chile
June 25, 2019
Happiness, as Such
December 1, 2008
Love Poems
November 1, 2007
My Emily Dickinson
June 25, 2019
The Dry Heart
May 28, 2019
The Chandelier
June 13, 2012
The Passion According to G.H.
October 4, 2016
Envelope Poems
December 17, 2019
The Last Wolf & Herman
February 25, 2020
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
September 27, 2018
The Doctor Stories
April 1, 2009
Nox
June 26, 2018
The Complete Stories
September 15, 2015
Confessions Of A Mask
March 1, 1970
Paris Spleen
October 29, 2019
Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants
November 26, 2019
Black Mountain Poems
July 17, 2013
Miss Lonelyhearts
September 24, 2019
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
October 5, 2011
A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat
October 29, 2019
Some Trick
November 1, 2007
New Seeds of Contemplation
May 1, 2001
Alphabet
May 1, 2007
Labyrinths
May 1, 2008
Senselessness
November 28, 2017
Mrs. Caliban
September 1, 2009
Siddhartha / The Dhammapada
October 29, 2019
Sweet Days of Discipline
April 30, 2019
The Besieged City
May 1, 2006
An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter
May 1, 1999
Midwinter Day
March 22, 2013
That Smell & Notes from Prison
June 13, 2012
Near to the Wild Heart
November 27, 2018
Silence, Joy
July 1, 1964
Great Sanskrit Plays In Modern Translation
April 30, 2019
Mac's Problem
March 5, 2012
Satantango
September 27, 2012
Goodbye to Berlin
May 28, 2015
Day Of The Locust
April 24, 2018
The Emissary
March 1, 2010
The Way of Chuang Tzu
February 25, 2020
A Treatise on Stars
April 30, 2019
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