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Gobble Gobble Hey: New Books In Graduate Services In November

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

The Dream Of The Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 by Jorie Graham

What light can do : essays on art, imagination, and the natural world

What Light Can Do?: Essays On Art, Imagination, And The Natural World by Robert Hass


Praises by Elizabeth Jennings

Textes dispersés / Miscellaneous texts / edited and introduced by Herman Parret ; with an epilogue by Jean-Michel Durafour ; translated by Vlad Ionescu, Erica Harris & Peter W. Milne.

Miscellaneous Texts I: Aesthetics And Theory Of Art by Jean-Francois Lyotard

Textes dispersés II: artistes contemporains

Miscellaneous Texts II: Contemporary Artists by Jean-Francois Lyotard

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

The Year Of Dreaming Dangerously by Slavoj Zizek

Dec 18, 2012 | Categories: New Books, OskiCat, Graduate Services Collection | speterso

A Lecture Dressed Up Like A Disscussion In The Guise Of A Conversation: Wendell Berry And The 2012/13 Avenali Lecture

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.


Bringing it to the table : on farming and food

Bringing It To The Table: On Farming And Food

New collected poems

New Collected Poems

Imagination in place : essays

Imagination In Place: Essays

Andy Catlett : early travels : a novel

Andy Catlett: Early Travels: A Novel

That distant land : the collected stories

The Distant Land: The Collected Stories

The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture

The Unsettling Of America: Culture And Agriculture

The gift of good land : further essays, cultural and agricultural

The Gift Of Good Land: Further Essays, Culture And Agriculture

A timbered choir : the sabbath poems, 1979-1997

A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems, 1979-1997

Given : new poems

Given: New Poems

Hannah Coulter : a novel

Hannah Coulter: A Novel

Oct 26, 2012 | Categories: Events, Graduate Services Collection | speterso

Candy Corn: The Worst Of Both Worlds: New Books In Graduate Services In October

A bountiful supply of books was delievered throughout October to Graduate Services. It was like Trick or Treat without the trick option at least a few days each week. Books coming in like candy (though with some substance behind them; I guess they'd be more like granola then; Or a Power Bar), and the only costume I had to wear was myself.  Isn't October great. And now let's count the stash: two Heideggers, five Carol Oates, four Yeats, a few Edmund Wilsons, an Agamben, Cather, Connelly, Conrad, Falci, Hunt, Nabokov, Landreth, Spender, Stovall, Wharton, Wolfe, Wright, Woolf, and a Zizek all in one month. My mind teeth are already sore just thinking about them.  Thank goodness there was no Candy Corn this year. Enjoy.


The Kingdom And The Glory: For A Theological Genealogy Of Economy And Government by Giorgio Agamben


The Song Of The Lark by Willa Cather


From Enemy To Brother: The Revolution In Catholic Teaching On The Jews, 1933-1965 by John Connelly

Within the tides

The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Joseph Conrad: Within The Tides edited by Alexandre Fachard


Continuity And Change In Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 by Eric Falci

Bremen and Freiburg lectures : Insight into that which is, and Basic principles of thinking

Bremen And Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which Is And Basic Principles Of Thinking by Martin Heidegger


Contributions To Philosophy (Of The Event) by Martin Heidegger


Inventing Human Rights: A History by Lynn Hunt

The face of mammon : the matter of money in English Renaissance literature

The Face Of Mammon: The Matter Of Money In English Renaissance Literature by David Landreth

Selected poems

Selected Poems by Vladimir Nabokov


Black Dahlia And White Rose by Joyce Carol Oates

In Darkest America: Tone Clusters and The Eclipse: Two Plays by Joyce Carol Oates


Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates

Starr Bright will be with you soon

Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon by Joyce Carol Oates writing as Rosamond Smith


Two Or Three Things I Forgot To Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates

New selected=

New Selected Journals, 1939-1995 by Stephen Spender edited by Lara Feigel and John Sutherland with Natasha Spender


Paris And The Spirit Of 1919: Consumer Struggles, Transnationalism, And Revolution by Tyler Stovall

The Correspondence Of Edith Wharton And Macmillan, 1901-1930 edited by Shafquat Towheed


Literary Essays And Reviews Of The 1920s and 30s by Edmund Wilson


Literary Essays And Reviews Of The 1930s and 40s by Edmund Wilson

The four lost men : the previously unpublished long version

The Four Lost Men: The Previously Unpublished Long Version Including The Original Short Story by Thomas Wolfe


The Oxford Handbook Of Global Modernisms edited by Mark Wollaeger and Matt Eatough


The Years (Shakespeare Head Press Edition) by Virginia Woolf edited by David Bradshaw and Ian Blyth

A father's law

A Father's Law by Richard Wright

Collaborative one-acts plays, 1901-1903 : Cathleen ni Houlihan, the pot of broth, the country of the young heads or harps : manuscript materials

Collaborative One-Act Plays, 1901-1903: Cathleen Ni Houlihan, The Pot Of Broth, The Country Of The Young, Heads Or Harps Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory edited by James Pethica


The King Of The Great Clock Tower and A Full Moon In March Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats edited by Richard Allen Cave


The Tower (1928) Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats edited by Richard Finneran

Where There Is Nothing And The Unicorn From The Stars Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory edited by Wim Van Mierlo


Less Than Nothing: Hegel And The Shadow Of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Zizek

Oct 26, 2012 | Categories: New Books, Graduate Services Collection | speterso

What Is Not But Could Be If: New Books In Graduate Services In September

If a book falls off a shelf in Graduate Services and no one is around to see it, does it scream in pain and scuffle around the room in a panic? I say yes, providing the shelf is high enough and the book is not too damaged from the fall. Otherwise, it probably just lies there waiting to be picked up and returned to its place on the shelf, I suspect. Below are some books that came into Graduate Services this September that should be seen. Just to make sure they don't fall off the shelf when no one's around. Enjoy.



Bid Me To Live by H.D. edited by Caroline Zilboorg


A Farewell To Arms (The Hemingway Library Edition) by Ernest Hemingway


Rewriting The Renaissance: The Discourses Of Sexual DIfference In Early Modern Europe edited by Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, and Nancy J. Vickers


Historical Knowledge, Historical Error: A Comtemporary Guide To Practice by Allan Megill with contributions by Steven Shepard and Phillip Honenberger


The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz


Staging The People Volume 2: The Intellectual And His People by Jacques Ranciere


The Great Accelerator by Paul Virilio

Sep 28, 2012 | Categories: New Books, Graduate Services Collection | speterso

Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea: New Books In Graduate Services In August

Look out (for what's) below. New books and new adventures in Graduate Services. Take a tour of Vietnam with Steinbeck, or a tour of French Philosophy with Badiou. Maybe look at the theater of the 30 Years' War with Brecht, or at the theater itself with Mencken and Wilder. Or just take a razor to all this with Amiri Baraka. Whatever. It's all cool. Bon voyage.



The Adventure Of French Philosophy by Alain Badiou


Razor: Revolutionary Art For Cultural Revolution by Amiri Baraka


Mother Courage And Her Children: A Chronicle Of The 30 Years' War by Bertolt Brecht translated by Eric Bentley


Betjeman On Faith: An Anthology Of His Religious Prose edited by Kevin J. Gardner


The Collected Drama Of H.L. Mencken: Plays And Criticism edited by S.T. Joshi


Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons edited by Kelly Gerald


Steinbeck In Vietnam: Dispatches From The War by John Steinbeck edited by Thomas E. Barden


Moon-Child: A Play by Derek Walcott


Collected Plays & Writings On Theater by Thornton Wilder edited by J.D. McClatchy

Sep 28, 2012 | Categories: New Books, Graduate Services Collection | speterso

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