by Taylor Follett
“Word-work is sublime…because it is generative: it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference-the way in which we are like no other life,” said Toni Morrison in her December 1993 Nobel Lecture. Sunday, October 7 marked 25 years since Morrison won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her expansive and phenomenal body of work. Celebrate one of the greatest living writers of our time by exploring her work at the library.
All works by Toni Morrison can be found here, but you can always get started with some of her most Beloved works (if you’ll excuse the pun):
As fall approaches and the weather begins to cool down, it’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a slice of pumpkin pie and a good book. Where better to find your next read than the library literature collection? The books we recently received have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.
Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.
The new Romance Language Collections Instagram feed brings forth little known and new resources and services in the UC Berkeley Library. Once you start following you’ll instantly receive early notices of new books, e-resources, exhibits, readings and more through your smartphone.
April showers bring May flowers, but April acquisitions may just lead you to your new favorite read! The books we recently received have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.
Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.
We’re inspired by BAMPFA’s current film exhibition, James Baldwin, Reflection and Resistance: James Baldwin and Cinema! Brush up on your Baldwin with his works available at the UC Berkeley Libraries.
The recent 2016 film I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin’s incomplete manuscript, Remember This House, has made quite the critical splash, and yet this award-winning film is far from the first Baldwin piece to make it to the silver screen. In related programming, Thursday, November 9th at BAMPFA features a showing of documentary The Nine Muses by John Akomfrah, with an introduction from UC Berkeley’s own Stephen Best, and Tongues Untied, introduced by Damon Young, on Thursday, November 16th. Can’t make it? You can find both films at the Moffitt Library Media Resources Center here and here.
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September is the month when an unusually high concentration of new publications are released to the European market, notably in France and Belgium. While it may take a few more weeks for these books to reach us in Berkeley and get cataloged, some are already making their way to the shelves. Remember, all new books destined for the Main Stacks are first displayed on the third floor of the Moffitt Library and also listed on the recent acquisitions lists for French, Italian and Iberian studies in OskiCat for your convenience. Enjoy!
Two years ago, the Institute of European Studies established a special fund to support the UC Berkeley Library in acquiring materials in or about less commonly taught European languages (LCTLs). Students, both undergraduate and graduate, lecturers and faculty who wish to use library materials (books, ebooks, graphic novels, dissertations, DVDs, etc.) in a European LCTL and published in Europe that are currently not available on the Berkeley campus, can fill out the Library Recommendation Form and mention “IES LCTL Support” in the Comments section.
This support only applies to LCTLs that are still spoken today in Western, Northern, or Southern Europe (i.e. all European languages with the exception of German, French, Italian and Spanish); no support will be given for classical or extinct languages nor for Slavic and other Eastern European languages supported by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
A few examples of titles acquired last year include:
- Bestiari lemosin by Marcela Delpastre
- Brussel schrijven / Écrire Bruxelles by Daniel Acke; Elisabeth Bekers
- Claustre by Isabel Garcia i Canet
- D’ací i d’allà: el primer magazine català d’estil europeu [facsimilie edition]
- Decadência: Poemas by Judith Teixeira
- The former Portuguese Creole of Batavia and Tugu (Indonesia) by Philippe Maurer
- Joden in Suriname: 400 jaar Surinaams Jodendom: aankomst, glorietijd, neergang by Ben Ipenburg
- De kunst is mijn slagveld: brieven 1993-2001 by Nanne Tepper; samengesteld en ingeleid door Nick ter Wal
- Minnesota og støvet by Kjartan Hjulstad
- Mykēnaïkē Arkadia: archaiologikē kai topographikē theōrēsē = Mycenaean Arcadia : an archaeological and topographical approach by Elenē Salabura
- El retorn de l’hongarès by Anna Moner
- Symvolē stē meletē tōn leitourgiōn tēs dikastikēs apophasēs stēn archaia Hellada = Beitrag zum Studium der Funktionen des gerichtlichen Urteils im antiken Griechenland by Kalliopē K. Papakōnstantinou.
- Ta archaia theatra tēs Kyprou by Anthē Antōniadou
- Verb movement and clause structure in Old Romanian by Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu
- Verzamelde gedichten by Erik Menkveld
The Public Health Library has the following new books available in print:
1. Biostatistics toolbox for data analysis. By Steve Selvin. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Call number: RA409 .S327 2015
See the table of contents, a description, and an excerpt at the publisher’s website.
2. Nutrition and growth: yearbook 2016. Volume editors, Berthold Koletzko, Raanan Shamir, Dominique Turck, Moshe Phillip. Basel; New York: Karger, 2016.
Call number: QP141.A1 W66 v.114 (2016)
Read a description and the table of contents here.
3. Zoonoses: infectious diseases transmissible between animals and humans, 4th edition. Edited by Rolf Bauerfeind, Alexander von Graevenitz, Peter Kimmig, et al. Washington, DC : ASM Press, 2016.
Call number: RC113.5 .Z6813 2016
View a description and a short excerpt at amazon.com.
and here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press:
4. Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter: Workshop Summary. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2016.
5. Lifelong Impact: Why the United States Needs a National Birth Cohort Study.The National Academy of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2016.
6. Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Workshop Summary. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2016.
Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form and we will mail the book(s) to you.
You may also log into your web portal account to request book(s).
If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you.
The Use of Bodies: Homo Sacer IV, 2 by Giorgio Agamben
The American Intellectual Tradition Volume 1: 1630-1865 edited by David A. Hollinger and Charles Capper
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgramage Of The Flesh by John Lahr
Philosophical Anthropology: Writings And Lectures, Volume. 3 by Paul Ricoeur edited by Johann Michel and Jerome Poree
Of Africa by Wole Soyinka