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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Airmail: The Letters Of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer edited by Thomas R. Smith
Signature Derrida by Jacques Derrida edited and with a preface by Jay Williams and introduction by Francoise Meltzer
A Companion To Foucault edited by Christopher Falzon, Timothy O’Leary, and Jana Sawicki
Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates
The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Virginia Woolf: The Years edited by Anna Snaith
New books for a new year here in Graduate Services. So, Come Read Our Books if you are a faculty member, graduate student, visiting scholar, or staff member. Read Our Books! We have books of all sizes here in Graduate Services. We got small books, tall books, skinny books, fat books. Read Our Books! And books of all colors: blues, purples, reds, oranges, blacks, yellows. A combination of all the colors and their various shades can be found right here in Graduate Services. Read Our Books! Some of our books even have pictures in them! Color Pictures! Read Our Books! The type setting is in all kinds of fonts: Adobe Garamond, Bodoni Book, Garamond Premeir Pro among many others. Read Our Books! Do you like acid free paper? We have many books printed on this kind of paper. Read Our Books! Do you have scurvy? We have books that have acidically aged so well that you can get your daily supply of vitamin C just by thumbing through them. Read Our Books! Are you into the Humanities and Social Science? Well, that’s great because those are the kinds of books we have here in Graduate Services. Read Our Books! We have books for everyone who is a faculty member, graduate student, visiting scholar, or staff member interested in size, fonts, colors, paper, and the Humanities and Social Sciences. Read Our Books! So don’t forget if that is you, we have Your book that can be read in Our room! Read Our Books! Enjoy.
Philosophy For Militants by Alain Badiou
A Place In Time: Twenty Stories Of The Port William Membership by Wendell Berry
All Things by Jorie Graham
The Fall Of Kelvin Walker: A Fable Of The Sixties by Alasdair Gray
Something Leather: A Novel by Alasdair Gray
Writing Is An Aid To Memory by Lyn Hejinian
The Book Of Genesis: A Biography by Ronald Hendel
The Uncollected Henry James: Newly Discovered Stories edited by Floyd Horowitz
From Here To Eternity: The Complete Uncensored Edition by James Jones with a forward by William Styron
Ontology Of The Accident: An Essay On Destructive Plasticity by Catherine Malabou
Adoration: The Deconstruction Of Christianity II by Jean-Luc Nancy
Fifteen One-Act Plays by Sam Shepard
It’s the end of the year and the time for rebirth is upon us. No, I’m not talking about the Mayan Apocalypse. I’m talking about some old man love between Alain Badiou, Alasdair Gray, and George Bernard Shaw that’s going to posthumously bring about the rebirth of history in the letters section of The Times. This is heavy stuff my friend. But then again, rebirthing always is. And did I mention it is only happening here in Graduate Services? Well, it is; so you better get here fast or you might be celebrating the holidays the old world way. And the new world is going to be so much cooler. You’ll see. It’s going to be happy hour all day long. Enjoy.
The Rebirth Of History by Alain Badiou
Old Men In Love: John Tunnock’s Posthumous Papers by Alasdair Gray
The Letters Of Bernard Shaw To The Times collected and annotated by Ronald Ford
Another November and another batch of new books in Graduate Services. You’d be a turkey not to dig in. Because we accept you. You’re one of us. Enjoy.
The Dream Of The Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 by Jorie Graham
Praises by Elizabeth Jennings
Miscellaneous Texts I: Aesthetics And Theory Of Art by Jean-Francois Lyotard
Miscellaneous Texts II: Contemporary Artists by Jean-Francois Lyotard
The Year Of Dreaming Dangerously by Slavoj Zizek
Only one book this month with revolution in its title. Did you really expect more from a non-circulating collection though? Anyway, come on in for the 3% if that’s your thing, but don’t forget about the other 97% if it isn’t (These are rounded figures by the way). Enjoy.
Romance Language: A Historical Introduction by Ti Alkire and Carol Rosen
The Sword Went Out To Sea (Synthesis Of A Dream) by Delia Alton/H.D.
A Local Habitation And A Name: Imagining Histories In The Italian Renaissance by Albert Russell Ascoli
A Cultural History Of Climate by Wolfgang Behringer
Monstrous Martyrdoms: Three Plays by Eric Bentley
New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry
The Oxford History Of Popular Print Culture Volume 6: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920 edited by Christine Bold
Play:9 by Edward Bond
The Jewish Gospels: The Story Of The Jewish Christ by Daniel Boyarin
Bunting’s Perisa: Translations By Basil Bunting edited by Don Share
Reflections On The Revolution In France: A Critical Edition by Edmund Burke edited by J.C.D Clark
The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Joseph Conrad: A Personal Record edited by Zdzislaw Najder and J.H. Stape
The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Joseph Conrad: Tales Of Unrest edited by Allan H. Simmons and J.H. Stape
Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History by Samera Esmeir
Dreaming Baseball by James T. Farrell
My Days Of Anger by James T. Farrell WIth An Introduction By Charles Fanning
The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender Is The Night: A Romance edited by James W. West III
The Collected Prose of Robert Frost edited by Mark Richardson
The Book Of A Thousand Eyes by Lynn Hejinian
The Letters Of A.E. Housman Volumes 1 and 2 edited by Archie Burnett
Poet And Critic: The Letters Of Ted Hughes And Keith Sagar edited by Keith Sagar
Home by Toni Morrison
The Last Utopia: Human Rights In History by Samuel Moyn
Stealing Obedience: Narratives Of Agency And Identity In Later Anglo-Saxon England by Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe
Labors Of Innocence In Early Modern England by Joanna Picciotto
The Romance Languages by Rebecca Posner
The Cambridge History Of Postcolonial Literature volumes 1 and 2 edited by Ato Quayson
Logics Of History: Social Theory And Social Transformation by William H. Sewell Jr.
The Poetry Of Thought: From Hellenism To Celan by George Steiner
The Shakespeare Head Press Edition Of Virginia Woolf: Three Guineas edited by Naomi Black
You can say that four books is not a lot to get in a month. But what if two of those books were collections of letters? Would you still say that? I mean imagine how much mail this would be if each one of the letters in these two books arrived at your door. You’d think you were a teen pop star, or at least some sad public figure who survived a tragedy and ended up on a day time television talk show. Either way lots of mail would be coming your way and you would probably have your own mail room section at the local post office. That’s the way I like to think about these four books: two books plus the condensed intensity of years of mail service. Enjoy.
A Picture And A Criticism Of Life: New Letters Volume 1 by Theodore Dreiser
The Letters Of Ernest Hemingway Volume 1: 1907-1922 edited by Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon
There were lots of books that arrived here in Graduate Services in May. And I betcha one of these books uses the word quixotic at least once. I wonder which one it is. You might have to come down here and go through all of them to find out. Enjoy the books while you’re doing this.
Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion by Joshua D. Angrist and Jorn-Steffen Pischke
The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800 Second Edition edited by David Armitage and Michael J. Braddick
States Of War: Enlightenment Origins Of The Political by David WiIliam Bates
Poems In The Porch: The Radio Poems Of John Betjeman edited by Kevin J. Gardner
Empires In World History: Power And The Politics Of Difference by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper
Equipment For Living: The Literary Reviews Of Kenneth Burke edited by Nathaniel A. Rivers and Ryan P. Weber
Ornamentalism: How The British Saw Their Empire by David Cannadine
The Book Of Memory: A Study Of Memory In Medieval Culture (Second Edition) by Mary Carruthers
Cervantes, Literature And The Discourse Of Politics by Anthony J. Cascardi
The Sentimental Education Of The Novel by Margaret Cohen
The Seven Sisters by Margaret Drabble
The Financier: The Critical Edition by Theodore Dreiser edited by Roark Mulligan
The BBC Talks Of E.M. Forster, 1929-1960: A Selected Edition edited by Mark Lago, Linda K. Hughes, and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
Doubt, Atheism, And The Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia by Victoria Frede
Life: Organic Form And Romanticism by Denise Gigante
A History Of American Literature (Second Edition) by Richard Gray
The Wide Road by Lyn Hejinian and Carla Harryman
Bodies Of Memory: Narrative Of War In Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945-1970 by Yoshikuni Igarashi
The Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel by Jack Kerouac
1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
Signs Taken For Wonders: Essays In The Sociology Of Literary Forms by Franco Moretti
Ecology Without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics by Timothy Morton
The Agamben Dictionary edited by Alex Murray and Jessica Whyte
Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
Charles Olson: Letters Home, 1949-1969 edited by David Rich
Exorcism: A Play In One Act by Eugene O’Neil with a Foreward by Edward Albee
Where Have All The Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation Of Modern Europe by James J. Sheehan
Habermas: An Intellectual Biography by Matthew G. Specter
Christianity Not As Old As The Creation: The Last Of Defoe’s Performances edited by G.A. Starr
Ida: A Novel by Gertrude Stein edited by Logan Esdale
To Do: A Book Of Alphabets And Birthdays by Gerturde Stein with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young
Line In The Sand: A History Of The Western U.S.-Mexico Border by Rachel St. John
World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction by Immanuel Wallerstein
Capitalism And Slavery by Eric Williams with a new introduction by Colin A. Palmer
Come on into Graduate Services this month for Everyday Drinking by Kingsley Amis, and stay around for Rub Out The Words by William S. Burroughs. Before its over you’ll be mind deep in The Handbook of Medieval Sexuality among other things. I mean its a proven equation for happines: (Social Lubrication) + (Rubbing One Out) + (Getting All Medieval) = Smiley Face. I know. I promise. Enjoy.
Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Handbook Of Medieval Sexuality edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage
Rub Out The Words: The Letters Of William S. Burroughs, 1959-1974 edited by Bill Morgan
The Refinement Of America: Persons, Houses, Cities by Richard L. Bushman
The Works Of Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim edited by J.H. Stape and Ernest W. Sullivan II
The Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy by Margaret Drabble
The Pursued by C.S. Forester
Beautiful Circuits: Modernism And The Mediated Life by Mark Goble
Fat Master by Thomas Kinsella
Love Joy Peace by Thomas Kinsella
The Grand Piano: An Experiment In Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980 v.1-10 by Bob Perman, Steve Benson, Tom Mandel, Kit Robinson, Rae Armantrout, Barrett Watten, Carla Harryman, Ron Silliman, Lyn Hejinian, and Ted Pearson