New Books in Literature: December 2018

With winter break coming up, it’s a perfect time to get some reading done. 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.



New Books in Literature

November is upon us and, with it, what passes for cold weather in the Bay Area. It’s the perfect opportunity to curl up with a book! The volumes we recently received include 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.



New Books in Literature for October

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.

Check out the rest of the new acquisitions!

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



Literature for Hispanic Heritage Month

celebrating hispanic heritage month cover photoby Taylor Follett

September 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long celebration of Latinx histories and cultures. Today we’re looking at the rich diversity of Latinx titles available at the Library. (You can find national information about Hispanic Heritage Month here and events at and around UC Berkeley here.)

One rich resource for Latinx literature is the Latino Literature digital collection, which has thousands of digitized, full-text novels, poems, and plays written by over 400 authors in English and Spanish. Organized by both author and genre, the Latino Literature archive has at least 800 items that are not published anywhere else, making it a wonderful online resource for anybody interested in research—or just in reading.

If you’re looking for recently published novels, try:

More interested in lyricism and poetic prowess? Recent poetry collections will not disappoint:

Don’t overlook one of the most inventive genres when looking for books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Young adult fiction has some truly wonderful picks:

Latinx memoir is another incredibly rich genre:

Happy reading, and don’t forget to check out both the Latino Literature database and UC Berkeley’s events for Hispanic Heritage Month!



New Books in Literature

new library acquisitions

While we’ve already featured wonderful new databases, digital collections, and journals for literature, the fantastic new books to the literature collection deserve their own attention. We have something for everyone—whether you’re looking for poetry, prose, or criticism.

Check out the rest of our new acquisitions in literature!

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



New Resources in Literature

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Three quarter view of the East and North facades.” Daniel L. Lu, CC BY-SA 4.0

by Taylor Follett

Fall semester is always a time of fresh beginnings — new classes, new faces, and most excitingly for those of us at the library, access to new resources. We hope that the following new databases, books, journals, and much more will be of value to those studying literature. Here are some highlights for undergraduates, graduate students, and professors alike.

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New Books!

Here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

1. The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States 2018.

2. Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment 2018.

3. Review of the Draft Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) 2018.

4. A Smarter National Surveillance System for Occupational Safety and Health in the 21st Century 2018.

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request by May 24th 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). Book requests will end May 24th.

Through May 7th, if you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you can apply for one. You need to do this before we can check out a book to you.


Collecting from Catalonia

Books on Catalunya
Despite shrinking budgets, the Library continues to acquire materials in more than 60 languages in support of research and teaching on campus. After Portuguese, Catalan remains one of the most popular less commonly taught European romance languages and has benefited in recent years from the Department of Education’s Title VI funding administered through the Institute of European Studies. This blog post hopes to call attention to a talk of interest in the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) next week and to a few newly acquired books in Catalan or related to Catalonia:

Conjugating Catalonia: Language Learning in Turbulent Times
Greta Vollmer Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics Sonoma State University
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
B4 Dwinelle Hall

The talk is sponsored by the Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group – a growing group of U.C. Berkeley community members interested in language, culture and cross-cultural communication.

15 recently acquired books:

  1. Catalunya i futur. Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans, 2017.
  2. Dos estados: España y Cataluña: por qué dos estados democráticos, eficientes y colaborativos serán mejor que uno / Ferran Mascarell. Barcelona: Arpa Editores, 2017.
  3. El conflicte social en el teatre català del tombant de segle (1890-1909): identitat de classe, moral social i debat polític /J. Grimalt and T. Martínez. Barcelona: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, 2016.
  4. Escrits sobre llengua /Josep Murgades. Lleida: Pagès, 2016.
  5. Els verbs conjugats: la conjugació dels més de 8800 verbs inclosos en el DIEC Joan B. Xuriguera. Barcelona: Claret, 2017.
  6. La rebel-lió catalana: cinc veus sobre el procés i el futur d’Europa Lluc Salellas Vilar. Lleida: Pagès, 2017.
  7. Jaume Massó i Torrents: la cançó provençal en la literatura catalana cent anys desprésSimó Meritxell. Firenze: Edizioni del Galluzzo per la Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, 2012.
  8. Lecciones españolas: siete lecciones políticas de la secesión catalana y la crisis de la España constitucional (2012-2016)Lluís BassetsBarcelona: EDLibros, 2017.
  9. Nacionalisme espanyol i catalanitat (1789-1859): cap a una revisió de la renaixença / Joan-Lluís Marfany. Barcelona: Edicions 62, 2017.
  10. Naixement de la mació catalana: orígens i expansió: segles ix-xiv / direcció, Josep M. Salrach i Marès ; autors, Vicent Baydal i Sala [and thirteen others]. Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2017.
  11. El proceso separatista en Cataluña: análisis de un pasado reciente (2006-2017)Steven Forti, Arnau Gonzàlez i Vilalta, Enric Ucelay-Da Cal (eds.).Granada: Editorial Comares, S.L., 2017.
  12. The Rise of Catalan Independence: Spain’s Territorial CrisisAndrew Dowling. London: Routledge, 2018.
  13. The Struggle for Catalonia: Rebel Politics in SpainRaphael Minder. London: Hurst & Company2017.
  14. Traducció i franquismeMontserrat Bacardí and Pilar Godayol.  Lleida: Punctum, 2017.
  15. Uns i altres: literatura i traduccióJoaquim Mallafrè. Reus : Edicions del Centre de Lectura: Tarragona: Arola Editors: Publicacions URV, 2016.

Click here for a longer list of recent library acquisitions from Spain and Portugal.


New Books in Literature

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.

Check out the rest of the new acquisitions!

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


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New Books!

Here are some new titles available online from the National Academies Press of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

1. Violence and Mental Health Opportunities for Prevention and Early Detection: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

2. A Proposed Framework for Integration of Quality Performance Measures for Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

3. Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

4. Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018).

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.