It's February once again, which means it's time to take a break from the studies for at least one day and get on in the mood for love. Everyone knows words are the best way to express your love to that special Valentine of yours, but as graduate students and faculty members here at UC Berkeley, it's understandable that that Hallmark crap just doesn't cut it. Graffiti the halls of Wheeler if you really want to go down that road. But if you don't, and I trust you won't, come on over here to Graduate Services and read a few words from some of our new books to your loved one. You can start with Variations On The Body by Michel Serres--French ideas translated into the English Language--and move on through these five books until your off to see the Wizard as only Salman Rushdie can show you. What a day this Valentine's Day will be. Just remember to keep it down to a whisper; some people here will still be lonely. Enjoy.
A Clockwork Orange: The Restored And 50th Anniversary Edition by Anthony Burgess edited with an Introduction and Notes by Andrew Biswell
The liar by Pierre Corneille translated by Richard Wilbur
The Collected Works Of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke Volumes 1-2 edited with an Introduction and Commentary by Margaret P. Hannay, Noel J. Kinnamon, and Michael G. Brennan
The Wizard of Oz (Second Edition) by Salman Rushdie.
Variations On The Body by Michel Serres
New books for a new year here in Graduate Services. So, Come Read Our Books if you are a faculty member, graduate student, visiting scholar, or staff member. Read Our Books! We have books of all sizes here in Graduate Services. We got small books, tall books, skinny books, fat books. Read Our Books! And books of all colors: blues, purples, reds, oranges, blacks, yellows. A combination of all the colors and their various shades can be found right here in Graduate Services. Read Our Books! Some of our books even have pictures in them! Color Pictures! Read Our Books! The type setting is in all kinds of fonts: Adobe Garamond, Bodoni Book, Garamond Premeir Pro among many others. Read Our Books! Do you like acid free paper? We have many books printed on this kind of paper. Read Our Books! Do you have scurvy? We have books that have acidically aged so well that you can get your daily supply of vitamin C just by thumbing through them. Read Our Books! Are you into the Humanities and Social Science? Well, that's great because those are the kinds of books we have here in Graduate Services. Read Our Books! We have books for everyone who is a faculty member, graduate student, visiting scholar, or staff member interested in size, fonts, colors, paper, and the Humanities and Social Sciences. Read Our Books! So don't forget if that is you, we have Your book that can be read in Our room! Read Our Books! Enjoy.
Philosophy For Militants by Alain Badiou
A Place In Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership by Wendell Berry
Something Leather: A Novel by Alasdair Gray
Ten Tales Tall And True: Social Realism, Sexual Comedy, Science Fiction, Satire by Alasdair Gray
Writing Is An Aid To Memory by Lyn Hejinian
The Book Of Genesis: A Biography by Ronald Hendel
The Uncollected Henry James: Newly Discovered Stories edited by Floyd Horowitz
From Here To Eternity: The Complete Uncensored Edition by James Jones with a forward by William Styron
Ontology Of The Accident: An Essay On Destructive Plasticity by Catherine Malabou
Adoration: The Deconstruction Of Christianity II by Jean-Luc Nancy
Fifteen One-Act Plays by Sam Shepard
It's the end of the year and the time for rebirth is upon us. No, I'm not talking about the Mayan Apocalypse. I'm talking about some old man love between Alain Badiou, Alasdair Gray, and George Bernard Shaw that's going to posthumously bring about the rebirth of history in the letters section of The Times. This is heavy stuff my friend. But then again, rebirthing always is. And did I mention it is only happening here in Graduate Services? Well, it is; so you better get here fast or you might be celebrating the holidays the old world way. And the new world is going to be so much cooler. You'll see. It's going to be happy hour all day long. Enjoy.
The Rebirth Of History by Alain Badiou
Old Men In Love: John Tunnock's Posthumous Papers by Alasdair Gray
The Letters Of Bernard Shaw To The Times collected and annotated by Ronald Ford
Another November and another batch of new books in Graduate Services. You'd be a turkey not to dig in. Because we accept you. You're one of us. Enjoy.
The Dream Of The Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 by Jorie Graham
Praises by Elizabeth Jennings
Miscellaneous Texts I: Aesthetics And Theory Of Art by Jean-Francois Lyotard
Miscellaneous Texts II: Contemporary Artists by Jean-Francois Lyotard
The Year Of Dreaming Dangerously by Slavoj Zizek
Wendell Berry, an honorable member of the Graduate Services Modern Authors Collection (as well as conservationist, farmer, essayist, novelist, and poet), will be giving the 2011-2012 Avenali Lecture this Wednesay night (October 31st) at 4pm in Zellerbach Hall. This lecture is titled "An Agro-Ethical Aesthetic: A Conversation With Wendell Berry," which means it will not really be a lecture at all, but a conversation between Wendell Berry and some of UC Berkeley's esteemed faculty members. This panel discussion--or if you prefer, panel conversation--will include Michael Pollan from the Graduate School Of Journalism, Robert Hass from the English Department, Miguel Altieri from the Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department, and Anne-Lise Francois from the English and Comparative Literature Departments. What's more, it will be Halloween too! We already know the lecure will be dressed up like a disscussion in the guise of a conversation, but what will everyone on the panel's costumes be? I wonder. I am sure they will be splendid though.What's more, the Avenali Lecture is not just for Halloween, as All Saint's Day gets in on some of this Avenali action too. On Thursday (November 1st), there will be a reading and a disscussion by and with Wendell Berry at 6pm in the Berkeley Art Museum Theater located at 2621 Durant Avenue.
These events are sponsered by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley. They are ticketed events, and tickets will be available at the event venues one hour before each event. One ticket per person.
Below are a few of the many books written by Wendell Berry in the Graduate Services Collection (We have 68!). Come read a few in anticipation of this great occasion. Enjoy.