New Directions (publisher)
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The company also has published many translations of foreign literature, such as works by Hermann Hesse, Apollinaire, Rainer Marie Rilke, and Octavio Paz, and this remains one of the focal points of New Directions today. [Aug 2006]
New Directions PublishersNew Directions Publishers was founded in 1936 by James Laughlin after graduating from Harvard University. The company was incorporated in 1964 as the New Directions Publishing Corporation and continues to operate from New York City. It once specialized in inexpensive pocket-sized volumes with distinctive black-and-white covers. The Press initially focused on publishing ignored and influential writers, these eventually included the likes of William Carlos Williams, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Henry Miller, Thomas Merton, Kenneth Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, Delmore Schwartz, Dylan Thomas, Ezra Pound, and Tennessee Williams. Also a significant effort was made publish selected experimental writing and on bringing classics back into print. It made history by publishing quality translations of foreign literature, notable authors included Hermann Hesse.
New Directions Publishing Corporation is considered one of the most distinguished literary publishers in the U.S. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Directions_Publishers [Aug 2005]
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