You can say that four books is not a lot to get in a month. But what if two of those books were collections of letters? Would you still say that? I mean imagine how much mail this would be if each one of the letters in these two books arrived at your door. You'd think you were a teen pop star, or at least some sad public figure who survived a tragedy and ended up on a day time television talk show. Either way lots of mail would be coming your way and you would probably have your own mail room section at the local post office. That's the way I like to think about these four books: two books plus the condensed intensity of years of mail service. Enjoy.
A Picture And A Criticism Of Life: New Letters Volume 1 by Theodore Dreiser
The Letters Of Ernest Hemingway Volume 1: 1907-1922 edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon
There were lots of books that arrived here in Graduate Services in May. And I betcha one of these books uses the word quixotic at least once. I wonder which one it is. You might have to come down here and go through all of them to find out. Enjoy the books while you're doing this.
Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion by Joshua D. Angrist and Jorn-Steffen Pischke
The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800 Second Edition edited by David Armitage and Michael J. Braddick
States Of War: Enlightenment Origins Of The Political by David WiIliam Bates
Poems In The Porch: The Radio Poems Of John Betjeman edited by Kevin J. Gardner
Empires In World History: Power And The Politics Of Difference by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper
Equipment For Living: The Literary Reviews Of Kenneth Burke edited by Nathaniel A. Rivers and Ryan P. Weber
Ornamentalism: How The British Saw Their Empire by David Cannadine
The Book Of Memory: A Study Of Memory In Medieval Culture (Second Edition) by Mary Carruthers
Cervantes, Literature And The Discourse Of Politics by Anthony J. Cascardi
The Sentimental Education Of The Novel by Margaret Cohen
The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble
The Financier: The Critical Edition by Theodore Dreiser edited by Roark Mulligan
The BBC Talks Of E.M. Forster, 1929-1960: A Selected Edition edited by Mark Lago, Linda K. Hughes, and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
Doubt, Atheism, And The Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia by Victoria Frede
Life: Organic Form And Romanticism by Denise Gigante
A History Of American Literature (Second Edition) by Richard Gray
The Wide Road by Lyn Hejinian and Carla Harryman
Bodies Of Memory: Narrative Of War In Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945-1970 by Yoshikuni Igarashi
The Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel by Jack Kerouac
1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Signs Taken For Wonders: Essays In The Sociology Of Literary Forms by Franco Moretti
Ecology Without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics by Timothy Morton
The Agamben Dictionary edited by Alex Murray and Jessica Whyte
Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
Charles Olson: Letters Home, 1949-1969 edited by David Rich
Exorcism: A Play In One Act by Eugene O'Neil with a Foreward by Edward Albee
Where Have All The Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation Of Modern Europe by James J. Sheehan
Habermas: An Intellectual Biography by Matthew G. Specter
Christianity Not As Old As The Creation: The Last Of Defoe's Performances edited by G.A. Starr
Ida: A Novel by Gertrude Stein edited by Logan Esdale
To Do: A Book Of Alphabets And Birthdays by Gerturde Stein with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young
Line In The Sand: A History Of The Western U.S.-Mexico Border by Rachel St. John
World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction by Immanuel Wallerstein
Capitalism And Slavery by Eric Williams with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer
Say goodbye to those ol' coke bottle glasses because the Library is going Lasik, baby. The future is here, and the Library wants to hear from you about what it might look like. So, take the Re-Envisioning The UC Berkeley Library online survey. The survey can be found on the Re-Envisioning The UC Berkeley Library webpage. The undergraduate version should take about 5 minutes; the other versions are likely to take around 10 to 15 minutes. The survey closes on May 31, 2012. Let Your mouse clicks be heard!
It's time for fun and sun. It's summer break unless you have to go to summer school. Then its just summer. Even though there are not any summer graduate courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we understand graduate students don't need no stinking classes to get there study on. And with this in mind, we are still open, but with limited hours. Until the first week of July that is. Then Graduate Services goes back to its normal semester hours you are used to.
Now, let's cut to the chase: From May 13th through July 1st, Graduate Services will be open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Thrusday and 10am to 5pm on Friday. Saturday and Sunday we will be closed. July 2nd to August 10th Graduate Services will return to its normal semester hours: 9am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm on Friday, and 1pm to 9pm on Sunday. Saturdays we are always closed.
And that brings us up to the Fall 2012 semester and the beginning of a whole new academic year.
If you really want to cut to the chase and avoid everything I said above, check out the hours for Graduate Services online.
Come on into Graduate Services this month for Everyday Drinking by Kingsley Amis, and stay around for Rub Out The Words by William S. Burroughs. Before its over you'll be mind deep in The Handbook of Medieval Sexuality among other things. I mean its a proven equation for happines: (Social Lubrication) + (Rubbing One Out) + (Getting All Medieval) = Smiley Face. I know. I promise. Enjoy.
Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Handbook Of Medieval Sexuality edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage
Rub Out The Words: The Letters Of William S. Burroughs, 1959-1974 edited by Bill Morgan
The Refinement Of America: Persons, Houses, Cities by Richard L. Bushman
The Works Of Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim edited by J.H. Stape and Ernest W. Sullivan II
The Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy by Margaret Drabble
The Pursued by C.S. Forester
Beautiful Circuits: Modernism And The Mediated Life by Mark Goble
Fat Master by Thomas Kinsella
Love Joy Peace by Thomas Kinsella
The Grand Piano: An Experiment In Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980 v.1-10 by Bob Perman, Steve Benson, Tom Mandel, Kit Robinson, Rae Armantrout, Barrett Watten, Carla Harryman, Ron Silliman, Lyn Hejinian, and Ted Pearson