New Books in the Literature Collection

Ah, the mid-semester blues. As the term drags on, it’s nice to have something new in your life to shake things up—like the new books in the library’s collection! The books we recently received have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.

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Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.



A word after a word after a word: Books to Read for International Women’s Day

Reading for international women's day

by Taylor Follett

“A word after a word after a word is power,” wrote Margaret Atwood in her poem, “Spelling.” On March 8th, International Women’s Day, we celebrate the particular power wielded by women writers through their incredible works of literature, especially those published in 2018/2019. Make use of the library’s vast literature collection to honor contemporary women who write word after word after word to create worlds, critique society, and inspire their readers.

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New Books Added to Graduate Services in March

What is real?

What Is Real? by Giorgio Agamben

The realness of things past ancient Greece and ontological history

The Realness Of Things Past: Ancient Greece And Ontological History by Greg Anderson

Little man, little man : a story of childhood

Little Man Little Man: A Story Of Childhood by James Baldwin with illustrations by Yoran Cazac

The farm

The Farm by Wendell Berry with drawing by Carolyn Whitesel

The ink trade : selected journalism, 1961-1993

The Ink Trade: Selected Journalism 1961-1993 by Anthony Burgess edited by Will Carr

Puma

Puma by Anthony Burgess edited with an introduction by Paul Wake

William S. Burroughs'

William S. Burroughs’ “The Revised Boy Scout Manual”: An Electric Revolution edited by Geoffrey D. Smith and John M. Bennett

A miscellany

E.E. Cummings: A Miscellany Revised Edition edited by George J. Firmage

Shards : fragments of verses

Shards (Fragments Of Verses) by Lorenzo Chiera translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in collaboration with Massimiliano Chiamenti

City lights pocket poets anthology - 60th anniversary edition.

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

GREAT GATSBY : the manuscript text.

The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby: An Edition Of The Manuscript edited by James L. W. West III and Don C. Skemer

HOW OLD IS THE HEBREW BIBLE? : a linguistic, textual, and historical study.

How Old Is The Hebrew Bible?: A Linguistic, Textual, And Historical Study by Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten

The question concerning the thing : on Kant's doctrine of the transcendental principles

The Question Concerning The Thing: On Kant’s Doctrine Of The Transcendental Principles by Martin Heidegger translated by James D. Reid and Benjamin D. Crowe

The letters of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon

The Letters Of Flannery O’Connor And Caroline Gordon edited by Christine Flanagan

Pennies on my eyes

Pennies On My Eyes by Wilfred Owen

The refugee-diplomat : Venice, England, and the... by Diego Pirillo

The Refugee-Diplomat: Venice, England, And The Reformation by Diego Pirillo

Cathay : a critical edition

Cathay: A Critical Edition by Ezra Pound edited by Timothy Billings

Essential essays culture, politics, and the art of poetry

Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, And The Art Of Poetry by Adrienne Rich edited with an introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert

Selected poems, 1950-2012

Selected Poems: 1950-2012 by Adrienne Rich

Five European plays

Five European Plays In English Versions by Tom Stoppard

Life in culture : selected letters of Lionel Trilling

Life In Culture: Selected Letters Of Lionel Trilling edited by Adam Kirsch

Orlando : a biography

The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Virginia Woolf: Orlando: A Biography edited by Suzanne Raitt and Ian Blyth


March 7: Lunch Poems with Tarfia Faizullah

Tarfia FaizullahThursday, March 7
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

Tarfia Faizullah is the author of REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES (Graywolf Press, 2018), and SEAM (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of a VIDA Award, a GLCA New Writers’ Award, a Milton Kessler First Book Award, Drake University Emerging Writer Award, and other honors. Her poems are published widely in periodicals and anthologies both in the United States and abroad, including Poetry MagazineGuernicaTin House, and The Nation, are translated into Persian, Chinese, Bengali, Tamil, and Spanish, and have been featured at the Smithsonian, the Rubin Museum of Art, and elsewhere. In 2016 she was recognized by Harvard Law School as one of 50 Women Inspiring Change. In Fall 2018, she will join the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Visiting Writer in Residence.


New Books by Black Authors for Black History Month

Black History Monthby Taylor Follett

February 2019 marks the celebration of Black History Month in the United States, and the perfect opportunity to read recently published works by Black authors! 2018 (and the beginning of 2019) saw some wonderful novels, poetry collections, memoirs and more. Check out some of the major works published in the past year from the library below.

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New Books Added to Graduate Services in February

Judaism : the genealogy of a modern notion

Judaism: The Genealogy Of A Modern Notion by Daniel Boyarin

Before the law : the complete text of Préjugés

Before The Law: The Complete Text of Prejuges by Jacques Derrida

The Jews : A History

The Jews: A History (Third Edition) by John Efron, Matthias Lehmann, and Steven Weitzman

'Dearest Squirrel...' : the intimate letters of John Osborne and Pamela Lane.

‘Dearest Squirrel…’: The Intimate Letters Of John Osborne And Pamela Lane edited by Peter Whitebrook

The occupation of Havana : war, trade, and slavery in the Atlantic world

The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World by Elena A. Schneider


New Books Added To The Graduate Services Collection In January

The complete Angel Catbird

The Complete Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood

Questioning minds : the letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner

Questioning Minds: The Letters Of Guy Davenport & Hugh Kenner edited by Edward M. Burns

Kerouac : beat painting

Kerouac Beat Painting by Jack Kerouac edited by Sandrina Bandera, Alessandro Castiglioni, Emma Zanella

A spell to bless the silence : selected poems of john montague

A Spell To Bless The Silence: Selected Poems by John Montague

Hazards of time travel : a novel

Hazards Of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

The last will and testament of an extremely distinguished dog

The Last Will And Testament Of An Extremely Distinguished Dog by Eugene O’Neill

The letters of Sylvia Plath. Volume II, 1956-1963

The Letters Of Sylvia Plath Volume 2: 1956-1963 edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

Taking the arrow out of the heart : poems

Taking The Arrow Out Of The Heart: Poems by Alice Walker

The invisible man : a grotesque romance

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells edited by Nicole Lobdell and Nancee Reeves

The red wheelbarrow : and other poems

The Red Wheelbarrow And Other Poems by William Carlos Williams


Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Library Wikimedia Poster

Join us at the Art+Feminism+Race+Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12-5 p.m.
Moffitt Library, Room 405
bit.ly/wiki-berkeley

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5 between 12noon-5:00pm for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Drop in any time; trainings take place every hour on the hour.

Art+Feminism is a national campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia, and at UC Berkeley we will team up with the American Cultures program’s Race+Justice edit-a-thon. So, bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation! For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all races and gender identities are invited to participate.

  • People of all gender identities and expressions welcome.
  • Bring a laptop or mobile device if you can.
  • Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon — it’s up to you!
  • No editing experience necessary; we’ll provide training and assistance.
    • Optional: Training sessions every hour on the hour.
    • Get a headstart! Create an editing account ahead of time.
  • Refreshments will be provided.

Interested? Learn more here and RSVP (encouraged, but not required). Don’t forget: your Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt!

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us at editathon@lists.berkeley.edu.

Let’s get editing!



New Books in Literature

Welcome back for a new semester! With new classes and a new year come new books at the library. The books we recently received have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.

Check out the rest of the new acquisitions!

Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.



More Gems from the Rolling Wall

If you haven’t yet read last week’s post by Scholarly Communication Officer Rachael Samberg on Public Domain Day 2019 or the featured story about the 50 works digitized by the UC Berkeley Library in anticipation of this big event, you might enjoy taking a look at those. This blog post calls attention to the thousands of other books, journals and other materials in the romance languages that are no longer protected under U.S. copyright since January 1, 2019 and now available to all through the HathiTrust Digital Library. This collaborative digital repository has assembled an impressive collection of more than 53,000 digitized items published in 1923 that can easily be searched and that includes the literary works highlighted below, many from Berkeley’s print collection:

La ronde de nuit by Sem (Paris: A. Fayard & cie, 1923)