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.
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 Song Of The Lark by Willa Cather
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
Contributions To Philosophy (Of The Event) by Martin Heidegger
Inventing Human Rights: A History by Lynn Hunt
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 by Joyce Carol Oates writing as Rosamond Smith
Two Or Three Things I Forgot To Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates
New Selected Journals, 1939-1995 by Stephen Spender edited by Lara Feigel and John Sutherland with Natasha Spender
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 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 by Richard Wright
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
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
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