The Guardian, in their review of Clarice Lisepctor's debut novel, Near to the Wild Heart, concludes that, "We now finally have a translation worthy of Clarice Lispector's inimitable style. Go out and buy it." Read the rest here.
New Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914 - 1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. "I asked Ezra Pound for 'career advice,'" James Laughlin recalled. "He had been seeing my poems for months and had ruled them hopeless. He urged me to finish Harvard and then do 'something' useful."