New Directions Publishing, Inc.
A Checklist:

John A. Harrison, Director
Years 1941-1945
with Anne Marie Candido


1. Baker, Howard (b. 1905). A Letter from the Country and Other Poems. (LC 41-7562) 32 pp. D&J: Edmund Thompson. P: Hawthorn House, Windham, Conn. Decoration: R. J. Holden. Series: POMY I.

2. Brown, Harry (1917-1986). The End of a Decade. (LC 41-7610) 32 pp. D: Michael R. Stevens. P: Harbor Press, N.Y.C. Poems. Series: POMY I.

3. Cowley, Malcolm (1898-1989). The Dry Season. (LC 42-5683) 32pp. J&D: Gustav Davidson. P: Fine Editions Press, N.Y.C. Decorations: Donna Klewer. Series: POMY I.

4. Donne, John (1572-1631). Some Poems and a Devotion of John Donne. (LC 41-11407) 32pp. J&D: John Bianchi. P: MP. Intro: Selden Rodman. Series: POMY I.

5. Fitts, Dudley (Translator) (1903-1968). More Poems from the Palatine Anthology. (A41-0604) 32 pp. J& D: PB. P: WPO. Series: POMY I.

6. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Faust (Part I). (LC 42-36057) 436 pp. Tr. from German: Carlyle F. MacIntyre. Illust: Rockwell Kent. D: Ward Ritchie. P: ABSP. 100 copies signed by Rockwell Kent. Bilingual. See also 1946, 1949, 1957 (NDP70).

7. Laughlin, James (Editor) (1914-1997). Five Young American Poets: Second Series. (LC 40-29688) 218 pp. J: JL. P: ABSP. Poems by Paul Goodman, Jeanne McGahey, Clark Mills, David Schubert, Karl Shapiro.

8. __________. (Editor). New Directions in Prose & Poetry 1941. xiv, 766 pp. J: JL. D: PB. P: WPO.

9. Levin, Harry (1912-1994). James Joyce: A Critical Introduction. (LC 42-6211) x, 240 pp. 12/15/1941. Frontispiece: photo of Joyce by Man Ray. J: AL. P: ABSP. Series: MML. See also 1960 (NDP87).

10. Miles, Josephine (b. 1911). Poems on Several Occasions. (LC 41-19062) 32 pp. P: Anderson & Ritchie at Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles, Calif. Series: POMY I.

11. Miller, Henry (1891-1980). The Wisdom of the Heart. (LC 41-28118) 256 pp. D&J: AL. P: ABSP. See also 1946, 1961 (NDP94).

12. Nabokov, Vladimir (1899-1977). The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. 205 pp. D: PB. J: AL. P: WPO. See also 1959, 1977 (NDP432).

13. Prince, F(rank) T(empleton) (b. 1912). Poems. 32 pp. P: SMP. Series: POMY I.

14. Rakosi, Carl (Callman Rawley) (b. 1903). Selected Poems. (LC 42-18829 rev.) 32 pp. D: AE. P: SMP. Series: POMY I.

15. Ransom, John Crowe (1888-1974). The New Criticism. (LC 41-16905) xiv, 340 pp. D&J: AE. P: Blue Ox Press, N.Y.C. Diagrams.

16. Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926). Poems from the 'Book of Hours.' (LC 42-21208) 32 pp. Tr. from German: Babette Deutsch. Ger. title: Das Stundenbuch. Decorations: Valenti Angelo. D&J: PB. P: WPO. Bilingual. Series: POMY I. See also 1968, 1975 (NDP408).

17. Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur (1854-1891). A Season in Hell. (A41-1179) 104 pp. Frontispiece.: "imaginary portrait" of Rimbaud by Emlen Etting. J: AE. P: ABSP. Corrected ed. Series: NC 2. See also 1939, 1945, 1961 (NDP97).

18. Schwartz, Delmore (1913-1966). Shenandoah. (LC 41-28270) 32 pp. D: George Hornby. P: Domesday Press, N.Y.C. Illus: Federico Castellon. Series: POMY I.

19. Spencer, Theodore (1902-1949). The Paradox in the Circle. (LC 41-11944) 32 pp. D: CC. P: PP. Series: POMY I. Poems.

20. Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946). Three Lives. (LC 44-39873) xii, 280 pp. Intro: Carl Van Vechten. J: 1st, AE; 2nd, AL. P: ABSP. From Random House plates. First U.S. pub. by Grafton Press, 1909. Series: NC 3.

21. Wheelwright, John (1897-1940). Selected Poems. (LC 41-11946) 32 pp. Ed: R. P. Blackmur. D&J: SAJ. P: GEP. Series: POMY I.

22. Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963). The Broken Span. (LC 41-8110) 32 pp. D: Normal w. Forgue. Decoration: Paul Hazelrigg. P: Norman Press, Chicago, Ill. Series: POMY I.


1. Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867). The Mirror of Baudelaire. (LC 43-1521) 32 pp. Ed. & Tr. from French: Charles Henri Ford. Pref: Paul Eluard. Drawing: Henri Matisse. D: JL. P: GEP. Bilingual. Poems. Series: POMY II.

2. Berryman, John (1914-1972). Poems. (LC 42-20524) 32pp. 9/28/1942. D: Edmund Thompson. P: Hawthorn House, Windham, Conn. Series: POMY II.

3. Brinnin, John Malcolm (b. 1916). The Lincoln Lyrics. (LC 42-25255) 32 pp. D: CC. P: PP. Poems. Series: POMY II.

4. Daiches, David (b. 1912). Virginia Woolf. (LC 42-18036) 170 pp. 8/4/1942. J: AL. P: VB. Series: MML. See also 1961 (NDP96), 1963.

5. Doren, Mark van (1894-1972). Our Lady Peace and Other War Poems. (LC 42-20300) 32 pp. 8/24/1942. D: Joseph Blumenthal. P: SP. Series: POMY II.

6. Fitts, Dudley (Editor) ( 1903-1968). An Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry. (LC 43- 485 rev.) xxii, 668 pp. Ed. for Brazian poems: Dudley Poore. Notes: H. R. Hays. Various translators. D: PB. J: Hugo Steiner-Prag. P: WPO. See also 1947.

7. Flanner, Hildegarde (b. 1899). If There Is Time. (LC 42-18032) 32 pp. J&D: PB. P: WPO. Poems Series: POMY II

8. Hayes, Albert M. (Editor). A Wreath of Christmas Poems. (A45-1108 rev.) 32 pp. Ed: JL. D: MSK. P: Blue Ox Press, N.Y.C. Series: POMY II . See also 1972 (NDP347).

9. Herrick, Robert (1591-1674). Some Poems of Robert Herrick. (LC 42-14969) 32 pp. D: Algot Ringstrom. P: MP. Series: POMY II.

10. Laughlin, James (Editor) ( 1914-1997). New Directions Number Seven. xviii, 500 pp. J:JL. D: PB. P: WPO.

11. Patchen, Kenneth (1911-1972). The Teeth of the Lion. (LC 43-1762). 32pp. D: Patchen & William Candlewood (JL). P: George Grady Press, N.Y.C. Poems. Series: POMY II.

12. Pindar. Some Odes of Pindar in New English Versions. (LC 42-25378) 32pp. Tr. from Greek: Richmond Lattimore. D: Margaret Evans. P: Overbrook Press, Stamford, Conn. Series: POMY II.

13. Scott, Winfield Townley (1910-1968). The Sword on the Table: Thomas Dorr's Rebellion. (LC 42-15738) 32 pp. D: John Bianchi. P: Merrymount Press, Boston, Mass. Series: POMY II.

14. Warren, Robert Penn (1905-1989). Eleven Poems on the Same Theme. (LC 42-15737) 32 pp. D&J: Gustav Davidson & AE. P: Fine Editions Press, N.Y.C. Series: POMY II.

15. Wilmot, John (Earl of Rochester) (1647-1680). A Satire Against Mankind & Other Poems. (LC 43-14199) 32 pp. Ed: Harry Levin. D: Victor Hammer. P: Jacob Hammer at WCP. Series: POMY III.


1. Barker, George (b. 1913). Sacred and Secular Elegies. (LC 44-890) 32 pp. D: Carl Rollins. P: YUP. Series: POMY III.

2. Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956). The Trial of Lucullus: A Play for the Radio. (LC 43-773?) 32 pp. Tr. from German: Hoffman Reynolds Hays. Ger. title: Das Verhör des Lukullus. D: Edward Alonzo Miller. P: Marchbanks Press, N.Y.C. Series: POMY III.

3. Brown, Harry (1917-1986). The Violent. (LC 44-773) 48 pp. Poems. D: William Candlewood (JL). P: WPO. Series: POMY III.

4. Fitzgerald, Robert (1910-1985). Poems. (LC 36-14246) 64 pp. D: Walter Goodwin. P: Rydal Press, Santa Fe, N.M.. Published by Arrow Editions in 1935. Remainder of edition taken over by ND in 1943.

5. Forster, E. M (1879-1970). The Longest Journey. (A45-719) 332 pp. J: 1st, AE; 2nd, AL. P: VB. First U.S. edition published by Knopf in 1922. Rights and plates released from Knopf. Novel. Series: NC 4.

6. __________. A Room with a View. (LC 43-51345) 318 pp. First U.S. edition published by Knopf in 1922. Rights and plates released from Knopf. Series: NC 5.

7. Gustafson, Ralph (Editor) (b. 1909). A Little Anthology of Canadian Poets. (LC 44-4243) 32 pp. D&P: John B. Watkins Co., N.Y.C. Series: POMY III.

8. Hölderlin, Friedrich (1770-1843). Some Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin. (LC 44-47) 32pp. Tr. from German: Frederic Prokosch. J&D: Margaret Evans. P: Overbrook Press, Stamford, Conn. Bilingual. Series: POMY III. See also 1946.

9. James, Henry (1843-1916). The Spoils of Poynton. (LC 43-5143) 324 pp. J: 1st, AE; 2nd, AL. P: VB. First U.S. edition published by Houghton, Mifflin in 1896. Printed from Houghton, Mifflin plates. Novel. Series: NC 6.

10. Lautréamont, Comte de (Isidore Ducasse) (1846-1870). Maldoror. (LC 45-49752) xii, 304 pp. Trans from French: Guy Wernham. Fre. title: Les chants de Maldoror. D: SAJ. P: GEP. 1,000 copies on Bethany paper. Boxed. See also 1947, 1965 (NDP207).

11. Miller, Henry.(1891-1980). The Cosmological Eye. Preface by JL dropped. P: GO. Stories and essays. See also 1939, 1961 (NDP109), 1969.

12. Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur (1854-1891). Prose Poems from the Illuminations. (LC 44-3404) 48 pp. Tr. from French: Helen Rootham. Cover drawing: Alfonso Ossorio. P: Lane Press, Burlington, Vt.. Bilingual. Series: POMY III. See also 1946, 1957 (NDP56).

13. Schwartz, Delmore (1913-1966). Genesis (Book One). (LC 43-8710) 208 pp. D&J: JL. P: HW. Once projected for POMY series.

14. Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953). New Poems. (LC 43-11871) 32 pp. D: Elm Tree Press, Woodstock, Vt. P: William E. Rudge's Sons, N.Y.C. Series: POMY III.

15. Trilling, Lionel (1905-1975). E. M. Forster. (LC 43-11336) 192 pp. J: AL. P: VB. Series: MML. Remaining sheets from 4th printing bound as NDP55 (1956). See also 1964 (NDP189).

16. Winters, Yvor (1900-1968). The Anatomy of Nonsense. (LC 43-11973) 256 pp. J: JL. P: HW. Essays.

17. __________. The Giant Weapon. (LC 44-3972) 40 pp. D: SAJ. P: GEP. Series: POMY III. Poems.


1. Aiken, Conrad Potter (1889-1973). The Soldier. (LC 44-51024) 32 pp. P: George Grady Press, N.Y.C. Poem. Series: POMY IV.

2. Alberti, Rafael (b. 1902). Selected Poems. (LC 45-1783) 32 pp. Tr. from Spanish: Lloyd Mallan. P: Henry G, Johnson, New Haven, Conn.. Type: Caledonia and Cloister Bold. Series: POMY IV.

3. Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956). The Private Life of the Master Race: A Documentary Play. (LC 44-47893) 140 pp. Intro. and Trans from German: Eric Russell Bentley. Ger. title: Furcht und Elend der dritten Reiches. J&D: JL. P: VB.

4. Derleth, August William (1909-1971). And You, Thoreau! (LC 45-1482) 32 pp. Wood engravings: Frank Utpatel. D: CC. P: PP. Series: POMY III.

5. Eberhart, Richard (b. 1904). Poems, New & Selected. (LC 45-1623) 32 pp. D: Edmund Thompson. P: WPO. Series: POMY III

6. Flaubert, Gustave (1821-1880). Three Tales: A Simple Heart; The Legend of St. Julian Hospitaller; Herodias. (LC 45-7848) 178 pp. Tr. from French: Arthur McDowall. Intro: Harry Levin. First U.S. pub. by Knopf, 1924. Rights and plates leased from Knopf. J: 1st, AE; 2nd, AL. P: VB. Series: NC 7.

7. Honig, Edwin (19--). García Lorca. (LC 44-3382) xii, 232 pp. J: AL. P: VB. Series: MML. See also 1948, 1961 (NDP102).

8. James, Henry (1843-1916). Stories of Writers and Artists. (A45-659) 346 pp. Ed: F. O. Matthiessen. Frontispiece: Sargent portrait of James. J&D: JL. P: VB. See also 1945, 1956 (NDP57), 1965.

9. Joyce, James (1882-1941). Stephen Hero: A Part of the First Draft of 'A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man.' (LC 45-2654) 234 pp. Edit: Theodore Spencer. Frontispiece: drawing of Joyce by Augustus John. J: JL & GH. P: VB. A part of the First Draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, from manuscript in Harvard Library. Novel. See also 1945, 1955, 1963 (NDP133), 1969.

10. Klein, Abraham Moses (1909-1972). The Hitleriad. (LC 44-8664) 32 pp. P: SMP. Series: POMY IV

11. Laughlin, James (Editor) (1914-1997). Five Young American Poets: Third Series. (LC 40-29688) 216 pp. Trans from SPA of poems by Carrion (Ecuador): Dudley Fitts & Francis St. John. J: JL. P: ABSP. Poems by Alejandro Carrion, Jean Garrigue, Eve Merriam, John Frederick Nims, Tennessee Williams.

12. __________ (Editor). New Directions 1944. xx, 408 pp. 8/ 28/1944. J: AL. D: PB. P: WPO.

13. Melville, Herman (1819-1891). Selected Poems. (A45-1571) 32 pp. Ed: F. O. Matthiessen. Drawing: Norman Kent. D: Margaret B. Evans. P: Marchbanks Press, N.Y.C. Series: POMY IV.

14. Merton, Thomas (1915-1968). Thirty Poems. (LC 45-763) 32 pp. D: Algot Ringstrom. P: Marchbanks Press, N.Y.C. Series: POMY IV.

15. Miller, Henry (1891-1980). Sunday After the War. (LC 44-8815) 300 pp. J: photo head of Miller by Radmilla Djoukis. P: ABSP. First offset reprint. Stories and essays. See also 1961 (NDP110).

16. Nabokov, Vladimir (1899-1977). Nikolai Gogol. (LC 44-8135) vi, 172 pp. J: AL (1st & 2nd). P: VB. Series: MML. See also 1959 (NDP78), 1961.

17. __________ (Translator). Three Russian Poets. (LC 45-35068) 40 pp. D: Ernst Reichl. P: Profile Press, N.Y.C. Selections from Pushkin, Lermontov, and Tyutchev in New Translations. Series: POMY III.

18. Rexroth, Kenneth, (1905-1982). The Phoenix and the Tortoise. (LC 44-9924) 102 pp. D&J: PB. P: WPO. Poems.


1. Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1896-1940). The Crack-up: With Other Uncollected Pieces, Notebooks, and Unpublished Letters. (LC 45-35148) 348 pp. Edit: Edmund Wilson. J&D: PB. P: WPO. Letters to Fitzgerald from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Wolfe, and John Dos Passos. Essays and poems by Paul Rosenfeld, Glenway Wescott, John Dos Passos, John Peale Bishoop, and Edmund Wilson. See also 1950, 1956 (NDP54), 1993.

2. __________. The Great Gatsby. xiv, 218 pp. Intro: Lionel Trilling. J: AL. P: VB. First published by Scribner's in 1925. Rights and plates leased from Scribner's. Series: NC 9.

3. Hiler, Hilaire ( 1898-1996); William Saroyan (1908-1981); Henry Miller (1891-1980). Why Abstract? (LC 45-9108) 100 pp. Note: William Saroyan. Letter: Henry Miller. J&D: JL. P: VB. Essays.

4. Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844-1889). Selections from the Note-books of Gerard Manley Hopkins. (A48-6006) 32 pp. Ed: Theodore Russell Weiss. D: Carl P. Rollins. P: YUP. Excerpts selected and reprinted from the first collected edition of the Note-books and papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Series: POMY IV.

5. Isherwood, Christopher (1904-1986). The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris; Goodbye to Berlin. (LC 46-2158 rev.) 192 pp., 206 pp. J: GH. P: VB. Novels. See also 1954, 1963 (NDP134).

6. James, Henry (1843-1916). Stories of Writers and Artists. Ed: F. O. Matthiesen. Second ed. J: AL. P: VB. See also 1944, 1956 (NDP57), 1965.

7. Joyce, James (1882-1941). Exiles. Essay: Francis Fergusson. (A48-3582) xviii, 154 pp. J: AL. P: GO. Photo offset from Viking Press. ed. First U.S. edition published by B. W. Huebsch in 1918. Play. Series: NC 13.

8. __________. Stephen Hero. Ed: Theodore Spencer. Reprint ed. Smaller format. See also 1944, 1955, 1963 (NDP133), 1969.

9. Kenyon Critics. Gerard Manley Hopkins. 144 pp. Ed: Cleanth Brooks. J: AL. P: VB. First pub. in the pages of the Kenyon Review. Series: MML. See also 1973 (NDP355).

10. La Farge, Christopher (1897-1956). Mesa Verde. (LC 45-35147) 112 pp. Drawings by La Farge. D&J: JL. P: VB. Verse play.

11. Laughlin, James (1914-1997). Some Natural Things. (LC 45-8510) 48 pp. D&J: CC. P: PP. Handset. Poems.

12. Levin, Harry (1912-1994). Toward Stendhal: An Essay by Harry Levin, to Which Is Appended an "Open Letter" by George Mayberry to the Publisher of the Modern Library. 71 pp. Pharos (No.3). (Pharos was a magazine published irregularly by ND in 1945-1947, each number [only three issued] being devoted to a single text. See also Pound-Confucius, The Unwobbling Pivot [1947]; T. Williams, Battle of Angels [1945].)

13. Miller, Henry (1891-1980). The Air-Conditioned Nightmare. (LC 45-11390) 292 pp. Endpapers and drawings: Abe Rattner. D: JL. J: Hubert Creekmore. P: VB. Travel and essays. See also 1970 (NDP302).

14. Patchen, Kenneth (1911-1972). Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer. (LC 45- 8438) 242 pp. J: JL. P: VB. Second edition (1945): thinner paper and red jacket. Novel. See also 1965 (NDP205).

15. Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur (1854-1891). A Season in Hell. (LC 45-10349) xx, 90. Trans from French: Louise Varèse. Bilingual. J: AL. P: VB. See also ND 1939, 1941, 1961 (NDP97).

16. Waugh, Evelyn (1903-1966). A Handful of Dust. (A48-6348) 308 pp. D: AL. P: ASBP from Little, Brown plates. First U. S. edition published by Little, Brown in 1934. Novel. Series: NC 8.

17. Williams, Tennessee (1911-1983). 27 Wagons Full of Cotton & Other One-act Plays. (LC 46-2373) 208 pp. D&J: RL. P: ABSP. See also 1949, 1953, 1956, 1966 (NDP217), 1981.

18. __________. Battle of Angels. (LC 45-10959) 124 pp. Note: Margaret Webster. 124 pp. Pharos (Nos. 1 & 2). D&J: JL. P: Deseret News Press, Salt Lake City, Utah. Early version of Orpheus Descending. See also 1972, 1990.

19. Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963). First Act: White Mule; In the Money. 294 pp., 382 pp. Sheets of the two novels bound together.