New Directions in Prose and Poetry 31

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New Directions Publishing, Jun 1, 1975 - Poetry - 176 pages
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Since 1936, the New Directions in Prose and Poetry anthologies have served as vehicles for the presentation of new and variant trends in world literature.
 

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NEW DIRECTIONS IN PROSE & POET

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Editor Laughlin published the first New Directions anthology in 1936; regrettably, this is the last (due to "rising production costs,'' as Laughlin notes). The anthology's demise amounts to a ... Read full review

Contents

Robert Lowell
1
Robert Nichols
26
James Purdy
53
Carl Rakosi
84
Paul West
103
Walter Abish
154
S Brown
174
Notes on Contributors
183
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James Laughlin (1914 1997) founded New Directions in 1936 while still a student at Harvard. He wrote and compiled more than a dozen books of poetry as well as stories and essays; seven volumes of his correspondence with his authors are available from W.W. Norton.

Born in New York City in 1927, Griselda Ohannessian studied to be a pianist at Barnard College and has been associated with New Directions Publishing since 1956. She was the President and Managing Director when she retired in 2005, and she is still a member of the New Directions Board of Directors.

Peter Glassgold is the former editor in chief of New Directions.

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