Synopses & Reviews
Since its inception in 1936, the 'New Directions in Prose and Poetry' anthologies have been at the very core of the ND list. Essentially a literary magazine in book form, each issue has necessarily given primary attention to the written word, with occasional space devoted to unusual graphic material.
This anthology series draws on authors from countries across the world and features selections of the finest new prose and poetry.
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.
About the Author
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.Peter Glassgold is the former editor in chief of New Directions.