Giants Win! Everyone Wins! But Texas: New Books in Graduate Services for November

November was a great month here in the Bay Area. Besides the Giants winning it all for the first time since moving out from New York, Graduate Services saw more books by the giants of literature roll in. Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Jorie Graham, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, James Kelman, and Hanif Kureishi all rounded the bases to get here in Graduate Services this November. But just because these recent additions are the new blood of the Modern Authors Collection, let’s not forget some of the ones who have been hanging around here for years getting the job done. Sure Bumgarner is great, but let’s give some props to the Matt Cains of the Modern Authors Collection. Books from John Betjeman and David Rabe are now here, as well as Human Chain, the new one from the great Seamus Heaney–a true giant of poetry. We also got a few new editions of classics from two giants of philosophy: Meditations on First Philosophy by Decartes and a new edition of The World as Will and Presentation by Arthur Schopenhauer. Did you know Schopenhaur thought Hegel was a charlatan, and so scheduled his classes at the University of Berlin to coincide with Hegel’s? He sure did. (It must have been like the World Series, but in Philosophy instead of baseball, in Germany instead of San Francisco, and in the 19th century, instead of this last November.) To Schopenhauer’s dismay everyone went to Hegel’s lectures and only a few turned up for his. Yep, it’s true. But there were no losers there at the University of Berlin as both were giants of philosophy. Everyone was a winner. Now, with all the giants in their respective fields teaching here at UC Berkeley, there are bound to be a few classes competing for your attention. Let’s just hope it’s not on purpose. But if it is, remember, everyone wins. And speaking of great professors and winning, we got some books from some giants at UC Berkeley this month. Samuel Otter, Martin Jay, and XMACer Lyn Hejinian all delivered. That said, this is not a competition, just coincidence. Remember everyone wins. So, come on down and check out the new books in Graduate Services that arrived this November, which besides the books below also includes A Mask of Motion by Lyn Hejinian and Pack Rat Sieve by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Just remember, our collection does not circulate, so you can’t actually check them out. Enjoy. (Giants Win!)



The Heat Bird by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge


Sphericity by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge


Meditations on First Philosophy with Selections from the Objections and Replies by Rene Decartes translated by Michael Moriarty


On Trains by John Betjeman edited by Jonathan Glancey


Sea Change by Jorie Graham


Swarm by Jorie Graham


Human Chain by Seamus Heaney


A Border Comedy by Lyn Hejinian


The Cell by Lyn Hejinian


The Hunt by Lyn Hejinian


Fortress by Brenda Hillman


The Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying in Politics by Martin Jay


Greyhound for Breakfast by James Kelman


The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi


Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi


London Kills Me: Three Screenplays and Four Essays by Hanif Kureishi


Midnight All Day by Hanif Kureishi


The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector


Philadelphia Stories: America’s Literature of Race and Freedom by Samuel Otter


The Black Monk and The Dog Problem: Two Plays by David Rabe


A Primative Heart: Stories by David Rabe


The World As Will and Presentation Volume One by Arthur Schopenhauer translated by Richard E. Aquila