Some Tricky Treats: New Books In Graduate Services In October

Trick or Treat? How about some books that might be a little tricky, but after some time spent with them turn out to be treats? Because Graduate Services has got these for your costume clad identity to scope out. So, take a gander at what’s below and then come on in to get on down. Wear a costume if you like, but just remember to bring your UCB ID card with you to get inside. Enjoy.



Wittgenstein’s Antiphilosophy by Alain Badiou


Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra


Selected Letters of William Empson edited by John Haffenden


A Short Autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Germany In Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955-2005 edited by Deniz Gokturk, David Gramling, and Anton Kaes


Aun Aprendo: A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Writings of Aldous Leonard Huxley compiled by David J. Bromer


An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, vols. 1-2 edited by Halil Inalcik and Donald Quataert


Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics by Shannon Jackson


Tea and Biscuits by A.L. Kennedy


The World and The Bomb by Hanif Kureishi


Collected Plays: 1944-1961 by Arthur Miller


The Principle of Measure in Composition by Field: Projective Verse II by Charles Olson


The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie


BFI Film Classics: The WIzard of Oz by Salman Rushdie


In Defence of the Enlightenment by Tzvetan Todorov


The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting With The Angels Who Have Returned WIth My Memories, Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splender, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe: A Memoir by Alice Walker


Translations From the Russian by Virginia Woolf and S.S. Koteliansky


W.B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters edited by Ann Saddlemyer


Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843-1949 by Wen-Hsin Yeh

Three’s Company Performed By The Royal Shakespeare Company: New Books In Graduate Services In November

The third times a charm must mean three is a very lucky number. Well, what do you know, but Graduate Services received three books in November. A lucky month for those Hemingway scholars and Egyptian history buffs, as well as for those French reading philosophical cinephiles. And if you have found some way to synthesize the scholarship in these three books then you have turned three’s a crowd into three’s company. Shakespeare by way of Mister Furley. Enjoy.



Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography by C. Edgar Grissom


Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History by Alan Mikhail


Deleuze, Philosophie et Cinema by Pierre Montebello

The Notebooks of Robert Frosty the Snowman: New Books In Graduate Services In December

A Santa’s bag full of books arrived here in Graduate Services before Christmas this year. I am talking a good haul for the month of December my friend. Just scroll on down and take a look see. I bet there are a few down there you hope wind up in your stocking the morning of the 25th. I’m fired up for the second volume of the Letters of Samuel Beckett myself. I just hope my stocking can hold it up without falling into the fire place, as these letters do not look to be minimal in the least. Hey, I love the Graduate Services collection, but sometimes I need to read at home. And not only can you not take books out of Graduate Services–no, not even me–but Graduate Services will be closed for this last week of December. You remember that earlier post don’t you? Well, they will all be here when Graduate Services opens up again January 2nd, 2012. Enjoy them then and enjoy your time off from the library between now and then.



Five Lessons On Wagner by Alain Badiou


The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume II: 1941-1956 edited by Lois More Overbeck


Elizabeth Bowen’s Selected Irish Writings edited by Eibhear Walshe

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Vita Sancti Geraldi Auriliacensis by Odon de Cluny edited by Anne-Marie Bultot-Verleysen


The Derrida Dictionary by Simon Morgan Wortham


Against Method: New Edition by Paul Feyerabend


The Notebooks of Robert Frost edited by Robert Faggen


The Ends of Our Tethers: 13 Stories by Alasdair Gray


A History Maker by Alasdair Gray


The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely by Elizabeth Grosz


A Free Man Of Color by John Guare


An Old Pub Near the Angel And Other Stories by James Kelman


If It Is Your Life by James Kelman


Day by A.L. Kennedy


Dreaming and Scheming: Reflections on Writing and Politics by Hanif Kureishi


The Lyotard Dictionary edited by Stuart Sim


The Birds of Heaven: Travels With Cranes by Peter Matthiessen


Tigers in the Snow by Peter Matthiessen


George Orwell: Corresponance avec son traducteur Rene-Noel Raimbault


The Daring Flight of My Pen: Cultural Politics and Gaspar Perez de Villagra’s Historia de la Nueve, Mexico, 1610 by Genaro M. Padilla


Selected Poems by Robert Pinsky


European Romanticism: A Reader edited by Stephen Prickett


Aux Bords du Politique by Jacques Ranciere


Malaise dans l’Esthetique by Jacques Ranciere


Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media:  The Return of the Nigger Breakers by Ishmael Reed


Babylonian Horoscopes by Francesca Rochberg


A Concise Companion to History edited by Ulinka Rublack


Television: Technology and Cultural Form by Raymond Williams


The essential Zizek: The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology by Slavoj Zizek


First as Tragedy, Then as Farce by Slavoj Zizek

Putting The You In Usual: New Books In Graduate Services In September

New Books in Graduate Servcies. Like usual every month. Just sitting here on the shelves. Ready to be read. By you. There’s poetry: Ashbery turning a phrase of Rimbaud into Ashbery. Photography?: Derrida letting the spiel loose on the subject. Plays: Albee, Fry, Kureishi, and Williams have some words you can act out to. Playwright who hates himself: David Mamet’s has some secret knowledge you might not want to act on. UC Berkeley faculty publication: Beshara Doumani letting you know about academic freedom after September 11th now that it started fifth grade this fall. Another UC Berkeley faculty publication featuring philosophy: Suzanne Guerlac introducing you to Henri Bergson. More philosophy: Heidegger is going to do some introducing of his own–the world to thinking and poetizing. Still more philosophy: All eight volumes of the History of Continental Philosophy; and Lyotard is going to figure into all this discourse somehow. Modern Authors who are not playwrights or poets already mentioned above: Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, and Margret Drabble I present to you. Beckett: There’s always room for Beckett. Enjoy.



Me, Myself and I by Eward Albee


Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud translated by John Ashbery


Texts for Nothing and Other Shorter Prose, 1950-1976 by Samuel Beckett


The Problem of the Color[blind]: Racial Transgression and the Politics of Black Performance by Brandi Wilkins Catanese


Copy, Archive, Signature: A Conversation on Photography by Jacques Derrida


Academic Freedom After September 11 edited by Beshara Doumani


A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories by Margaret Drabble


A Writer’s Britain by Margaret Drabble


Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger by Karen S. Feldman


Plays 2: Venus Observed, The Dark is Light Enough, Curtmantle by Christopher Fry


The Mella of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco’s Red City by Emily Gottreich


Collected Verses by Alasdair Gray


A Gray Play Book: Of Long and Short Plays for Stage, Puppet-Theatre, Radio & Television, Acted Between 1956 adn 2009, With An Unused Opera Libretto, A Film Script of the Novel Poor Things and Excerpts From the Pictorial Storyboard of the Novel Lanark by Alasdair Gray


Poor Things: Episodes From the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer by Alasdair Gray


Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson by Suzanne Guerlac


Introduction to Philosophy–Thinking and Poetizing by Martin Heidegger


Properties of Modernity: Romantic Spain, Modern Europe, and the Legacies of Empire by Michael Iarocci


“And the Judges Said…”: Essays by James Kelman


Collected Stories by Hanif Kureishi


The Mother by Hanif Kureishi


Discourse, Figure by Jean-Francois Lyotard


The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet


A Life In Letters by George Orwell edited by Peter Davison


Suicide As A Cultural Institution In Dostoevsky’s Russia by Irina Paperno


The History of Continental Philosophy volumes 1-8 edited by Alan D. Schrift


Religion, Literature, and Scholarship: The Sumerian Composition Nanse and the Birds with a Catalogue of Sumerian Bird Names by Niek Veldhuis

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The First Modern Economy: Success, Failure, and Perseverance of the Dutch Economy, 1500-1815 by Jan de Vries and Ad van der Woude


Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room: The Holograph Draft edited by Edward L. Bishop


The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams


The Resurrection: Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats edited by Jared Curtis and Selina Guinness

deGruyter Platform Down

Back in December, deGruyter attempted to migrate all of their content (ejournals, ebooks, etc.) to a new platform.  Since then there have been several issues with the new platform, which prevent users from accessing the content even if it is searched on the platform itself.  We have been in discussion with deGruyter about these issues, and they reassure us that an update this Friday (1/6/2012) will fix many of the issues.