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The Emperor's New Year's Clothes Rack: New Books In Graduate Services In January

The New Year brought resolutions to some of you, while it also brought new books to Graduate Services for some of you to use. What's more, these books have a shelf life longer than most resolutions, as they are usually much harder to break. I mean, just look around Graduate Services. You don't see many broken books lying around do you. There might be books about breaks, gaps, and various lacunae. But not many broken books. No, not very many broken books at all. And speaking of books, some good ones arrived while most students were still enjoying their winter break. The Baudrillard Dictionary came in holding hands with the new revised Deleuze Dictionary, and both were being escorted by a few new Foucault books. Poor little Les Annees d'Hiver, 1980-1985 by Felix Guattari followed hurriedly behind in his ill fitting English attire wondering what that damn Deleuze Dictionary had to say about him. Books by Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacques Ranciere strutted along in their au naturel French laughing a laugh no one could understand, while the volumes of animal poems by Ted Hughes ran wild around Allen Ginsberg's If Not Forever: A Letter to Jack Kerouac, which Wendell Berry's WIndow Poems pleaded with to be a bit more transparent as an animal poem nudged his nose between his pages. Yes, it was a crazy January here in Graduate Services and many other books had a good time too. Too many to talk about them all right now though. Let's just say The Empire of Signs might or might not have played a part in The Original Accident. Oh, and by the way, the Foucault books seemed to really like their ill fitting attire. Enjoy.

 

badiou

Second Manifeste Pour La Philosophie by Alain Badiou

barthes

Empire Of Signs by Roland Barthes

berry

Window Poems by Wendell Berry

smith

The Baudrillard Dictionary edited by Richard G. Smith

parr

The Deleuze Dictionary (Revised Edition) edited by Adrian Parr

deringil

The Well-Protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909 by Selim Deringil

foucault

The Courage of Truth (The Government of Self and Others II): Lectures at the College de France, 1983-1984 by Michel Foucault

foucault

Manet and the Object of Painting by Michel Foucault

fry

Plays 3: The Firstborn; The Boy With A Cat; A Phoenix Too Frequent; Thor, With Angels; A Sleep Of Prisoners; Caedmon Construed; and A Ringing Of Bells by Christopher Fry

fugard

The Train Driver by Athol Fugard

ginsberg

If Not Forever: A Letter to Jack Kerouac by Allen Ginsberg

gray

Fleck: A Verse Comedy by Alasdair Gray

guattari

Les Annees d'Hiver, 1980-1985 by Felix Guattari

hughes

Collected Animal Poems volumes 1-4 by Ted Hughes

kelman

A Chancer by James Kelman

kelman

Hardie and Baird & Other Plays by James Kelman

nancy

Sur le Commerce des Pensees: Du Livre et de la Librairie by Jean-Luc Nancy

nancy

Tombe de Sommeil by Jean-Luc Nancy

nancy

Verite de la Democratie by Jean-Luc Nancy

naour

The Living Unknown Soldier: A Story of Grief and the Great War by Jean-Yves Le Naour

Oates

Small Avalanches and Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates

olson

Charles Oslon At Goddard College, April 12-14, 1962 edited by Kyle Schlesinger

ranciere

L'inconscient Esthetique by Jacques Ranciere

ranciere

Le Spectateur Emancipe by Jacques Ranciere

virilio

The Original Accident by Paul Virilio

warren

Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren volume 5: Backward Glances and New Visions, 1969-1979 edited by Randy Hendricks and James A. Perkins

Jan 04, 2012 | Categories: New Books, Graduate Services Collection | speterso

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