• 7 Greeks: Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman, Anakreon, Herakleitos, Diogenes, Herondas

    By Guy Davenport

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811212885
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: June 1995
    "Overall, this volume will afford great pleasure to scholars, teachers, and also those who simply love to watch delightful souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson
  • A Balthus Notebook

    By Balthus

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780880012348
    • Publisher: ECCO PRESS
    • Published: November 1989
    Meditations by the noted essayist and critic on the enigmatic paintings of Balthus, establishing him as one of the pivotal artists of the 20th century. Illus. 90p.
  • Balance of Quinces: The Paintings and Drawings of Guy Davenport

    By Guy Davenport

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811213363
    • Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
    • Published: October 1996
  • Byways: A Memoir

    By James Laughlin

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811216173
    • Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
    • Published: May 2005
    The long-awaited memoirs of New Directions' founder. James Laughlin, the late founder and publisher of New Directions, was also a poet of elegance and distinction. At his death in 1997 at the age of eighty-three, he left unfinished his long autobiographical poem, Byways. It is no exaggeration to say that his publishing house, which he began in 1936 while still an undergraduate at Harvard, changed the way Americans read and write serious literature. Yet the man who published some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century remained resistant for most of his life to the memoiristic impulse. In the end he found his autobiographical voice by adopting the swift-moving line of Kenneth Rexroth's booklength philosophical poem, The Dragon and the Unicorn (1952). Byways weaves together family history (the Laughlins were wealthy Pittsburgh steel magnates), the poet's early memories and travels in Europe and America with his playboy father, his years at Harvard, first meetings with Pound, the beginning of his publishing venture, his reminiscences of close friendships with writers including W.C. Williams, Thomas Merton, and Kenneth Rexroth, his postwar work in Europe and Asia with the Ford Foundation as publisher of its international literary magazine, Perspectives, and not least, his many early loves.
  • Charles Burchfield's Seasons

    By Charles Burchfield

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    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781566409797
    • Publisher: Pomegranate
    • Published: August 2004
    Burchfield used watercolor with great power and flexibility to achieve a variety of effects; he was one of the finest American watercolorists of the 20th century. Influenced by the 19th-century romantic concept of nature's primordial energy, Burchfield created extraordinary paintings from commonplace scenes. Illus., 36 color plates, 16 B/W illus.
  • Da Vinci's Bicycle: Ten Stories

    By Guy Davenport

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811213509
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: May 1997
    (New Directions Classic). First published in 1979. The author's second collection of pieces that bear signs of the intellectual density of the learned essay and some of the lyrical concision of the modern poem, and a structurethat often resembles a film documentary. B&W illus. 185p. Pap.
  • Glass, Irony and God

    By Anne Carson

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811213028
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 1995
    Anne Carson's poetry - characterized by various reviewers as "short talks," "essays," or "verse narratives" - combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own. Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson in Glass, Irony and God weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Bronte sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.
  • Lectures on Don Quixote

    By Vladimir Nabokov

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110867895
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
    • Published: 1983
    (1983). 4to. 1st edition. Light bumping to spine ends and extremities of boards. Mild foxing to top edge of leaves. Small closed tear, with associated crease, to top edge of front d.j. panel. Minor curling and edgewear to gently rubbed d.j. VG/VG.