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The African Queen ; and, The night of the hunter : first and final screenplays

The African Queen And The Night Of The Hunter: First And Final Screenplays by James Agee edited by Jeffrey Couchman

Ending up

Ending Up by Kingley Amis with an introduction by Craig Brown

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The Green Man by Kingsley Amis with an introduction by Michael Dirda

Go tell it on the mountain

Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin

The floating opera

The Floating Opera by John Barth with an afterword by Charles B. Harris

A small porch : Sabbath poems 2014 and 2015 together with The presence of nature in the natural world

A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 And 2015 Together With The Presence Of Nature In The Natural World: A Long Conversation by Wendell Berry

The world-ending fire : the essential Wendell Berry

The World Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth

News of the universe : poems of twofold consciousness

News Of The Universe: Poems Of Twofold Consciousness by Robert Bly

Honey for the bears

Honey For The Bears by Anthony Burgess

Nothing like the sun : a story of Shakespeare's love-life

Nothing Like The Sun: A Story Of Shakespeare’s Love Life by Anthony Burgess

Tremor of intent

Tremor Of Intent by Anthony Burgess

Hirslanden Notebooks by H.D. edited by Matte Robinson and Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos

From the elephant's back : collected essays & travel writings

From The Elephant’s Back: Collected Essays And Travel Writings by Lawrence Durrell edited with an introduction by James Gifford

I'd die for you : and other lost stories

I’d Die For You And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek by Athol Fugard

Wait Till I'm Dead : Uncollected Poems

Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg edited by Bill Morgan

Caught

Caught by Henry Green with an introduction by James Wood

Loving

Loving by Henry Green with an introduction by Roxana Robinson

LITTLE BOOK ON FORM : an exploration into the formal imagination of poetry.

A Little Book On Form: An Exploration Into The Formal Imagination Of Poetry by Robert Hass

A progressive education : [poems]

A Progressive Education by Richard Howard

Ted hughes bestiary.

A Ted Hughes Bestiary: Poems edited by Alice Oswald

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The Memorial: Portrait Of A Family by Christopher Isherwood

Prater Violet

Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood

Exiles : a critical edition

Exiles: A Critical Edition by James Joyce edited by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie

Dirt road

Dirt Road by James Kelman

What is a garden?

What Is A Garden?:Poems And Essays by W.S. Merwin with photographs by Larry Cameron

No villain

No Villain by Arthur Miller

Ladders to Fire

Ladders To Fire by Anais Nin with an introduction by Benjamin Franklin V

Winter of artifice: three novelettes

Winter Of Artifice: Three Novelettes by Anais Nin with an introduction by Laura Frost

DOLL-MASTER AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR.

The Doll Master And Other Tales Of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates

The lost landscape : a writer's coming of age

The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming Of Age by Joyce Carol Oates

Plays Four : the thirty-first of June ; Jenny Villers

Plays Four: The Thirty-First Of June And Jenny Villiers by J.B. Priestley

Bleeding edge

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS.

Neil Simon’s Memoirs: Rewrites And The Play Goes On by Neil Simon with an introduction by Nathan Lane and an afterword by Elaine Joyce

The Great Clod: Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia.

The Great Clod: Notes And Memoirs On Nature And History In East Asia by Gary Snyder

Tender buttons objects

Tender Buttons: Objects by Gertrude Stein with illustrations by Lisa Congdon

Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird

Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Blackbird by Wallace Stevens and L. Corinne Jones

Selected poems

Selected Poems by John Updike edited by Christopher Carduff with an introduction by Brad Leithauser

MORNING, PARAMIN.

Morning, Paramin by Derek Walcott and Peter Doig

The first men in the moon

The First Men In The Moon by H.G. Wells with an introduction and notes by Simon J. James

Miss Lonelyhearts : a novel

Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West with an introduction by Harold Bloom

Now the cats with jeweled claws : and other one-act plays

Now The Cats With Jeweled Claws And Other One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams

2017 National Book Award Winners Announced

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, a Pulitzer Prize winner, fills Morrison Library with poetry

U.S. Poet Laureate winner Rita Dove
U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove reads from a selection of her work at Lunch Poems, Morrison Library’s poetry reading series, on Dec. 7, 2017. (Photo by Cade Johnson for the University Library)

“It does the heart good to be among books and people who love them,” former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove said to a packed Morrison Library audience.

As part of the Lunch Poems series, Dove read from a diverse selection of her work Thursday afternoon — recent poems and ones from further back in her extensive catalog, which includes Thomas and Beulah, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

“It is so wonderful to see this room so full of people who love poetry,” Chancellor Carol Christ said during her opening remarks to a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 people. Christ, fittingly, began her academic career in the English Department, teaching poetry. “I have never been to an event here where there are people literally hanging from the balcony, so that says a lot about Rita Dove and says a lot about this community’s love for poetry.”

Dove was not only the first African American to be elected U.S. Poet Laureate — at 40 years old, she was the youngest, too. She now teaches at the University of Virginia.

The work Dove read Thursday included poems about family; an homage to the library near where she grew up, in Akron, Ohio; and the creatively alliterative Ode to My Right Knee (which opens, “Oh, obstreperous one, ornery outside of ordinary”).

Among those in attendance was Chelsea Muir, a public policy graduate student. She popped in for part of the reading after seeing a flyer.

“I liked the creativity and the playfulness,” she said, citing, in particular, a flowing prose poem Dove read. Muir said she was impressed by the reading and was inspired to read more of Dove’s work. She also enjoyed Morrison Library, which she was visiting for the first time.

Dove expressed a similar sentiment: “It just feels good in here,” she said.


ABOUT LUNCH POEMS

Lunch Poems is a noontime poetry reading on the first Thursday of the month. Admission to the Morrison Library event is free. Check out the spring semester schedule. Watch videos of past readings. Support for this series is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Tom Colby, the Library, The Morrison Library Fund, the Dean’s office of the College of Letters and Sciences, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. These events are also partially supported by Poets & Writers Inc., through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

New Books In Graduate Services December 2017

The long twentieth century : money, power and the origins of our times

The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, And The Origins Of Our Times (New and Updated edition) by Giovanni Arrighi

Cruel optimism

Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant

Rogue archives : digital cultural memory and media fandom

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory And Media Fandom by Abigail De Kosnik

DEATH PENALTY.

The Death Penalty Volume II by Jacques Derrida

The letter to Ren An et Sima Qian's legacy

The Letter To Ren An And Sima Qian’s Legacy by Stephen Durrant, Wai-Yee Li, Michael Nylan, and Hans Van Ess

The time Mom met Hitler, Frost came to dinner, and I heard the greatest story ever told : a memoir

The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came To Dinner, And I Heard The Greatest Story Ever Told: A Memoir by Dikkon Eberhart

Poetic intention

Poetic Intention by Edouard Glissant

Art in theory 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas

Art In Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology Of Changing Ideas edited by Charles Harrison and Paul Wood

Petrarch : a critical guide to the complete works

Petrarch: A Critical Guide To The Complete Works edited by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi

The prince : with related documents

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli With Related Documents (Second Edition) translated, edited, and with an introduction by William J Connell

Before tomorrow : epigenesis and rationality

Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis And Rationality by Catherine Malabou

The Bakhtin reader : selected writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev, and Voloshinov

The Bakhtin Reader: Selected Writings Of Bakhtin, Medvedev, Voloshinov edited by Pam Morris

A history of modern French literature from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century

A History Of Modern French Literature: From The Sixteenth Century To The Twentieth Century edited by Christopher Prendergast

Narrative theory : a critical introduction

Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction by Kent Puckett

War pictures : cinema, violence, and style in Britain, 1939-1945

War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, And Style In Britain, 1939-1945 by Kent Puckett

Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson by David Robb

The Laws of the Kings of England From Edmund to Henry I

The Laws Of The Kings Of England From Edmund To Henry I edited and translated by A.J. Robertson

Before nature : cuneiform knowledge and the history of science

Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge And The History Of Science by Francesca Rochberg

Tendencies

Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Touching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativity

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Religion in Tudor England : an anthology of primary sources

Religion In Tudor England: An Anthology Of Primary Sources edited by Ethan H. Shagan and Debora Shugar

A secular age

A Secular Age by Charles Taylor

Theater of a thousand wonders : a history of miraculous images and shrines in New Spain

Theater Of A Thousand Wonders: A History Of Miraculous Images And Shrines In New Spain by William B. Taylor

The tar baby : a global history

The Tar Baby: A Global History by Bryan Wagner

The prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent crtitucal essays

The Prelude 1799, 1805, 1850 by William Wordsworth edited by Jonathan Wordsworth, M.H. Abrams, and Stephen Gill

The Rise of the Memoir

The Rise Of The Memoir by Alex Zwerdling

Trial: New Oxford Shakespeare Online

NOS coverThe Library has a trial to New Oxford Shakespeare Online through January 31, 2018. This resource includes digital access to the following titles:

  • New Oxford Shakespeare Modern Critical Edition: complete full-text plays with modernized spellings, annotations, and extras. (Library also has in Print.)
  • New Oxford Shakespeare Critical Reference Edition: complete full-text plays with original spellings. (Library will also have in Print.)
  • New Oxford Shakespeare Authorship Companion: secondary research on attribution and authorship. (Library also has in Print.)

For comparison, other digital versions of the plays include Folger Digital Shakespeare Texts and Internet Shakespeare Editions. See more about what the Library offers on Shakespeare at the Literature in English Library Research Guide.

We welcome your feedback about the New Oxford Shakespeare Online. Share your feedback here.


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Catalan Futurist Manifesto digitized

Manifest Català

From the early 20th century until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Spain witnessed a flourishing of literary and artistic forms (painting, poetry, prose and film) on par with the experimentialism taking place across Europe and Latin America. According to Jennifer Duprey in Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936), self-taught poet and radical journalist Joan Salvat-Papasseit found inspiration in both the formalist attributes articulated in F.T. Marinetti’s Manifesto del futurismo (1909) and in the social terms of compatriot Gabriel Alomar’s El futurisme (1905). “He was the only Catalan writer that had the conscience of the revolutionary character that the Futurist movement had from a social point of view, yet sustained that his particular point of view was a dialectical concept of tradition,” explains Duprey.

Last fall the UC Berkeley Library became one of three libraries outside of Spain to own an original broadside of Contra els poetes amb minúscula: primer manifest català futurista (Against lowercase poets: the first Futurist manifesto) published in 1920 and is now the first institution in the world to have digitized it. Salvat-Papasseit’s famous collection of poems L’irradiador del port, i les gavines (1921), now housed in The Bancroft Library, was featured in the exhibition No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica installed in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery last year.

L'irradiador del port, i les gavines / J. Salvat-Papasseit.

L’irradiador del port, i les gavines (Barcelona: Atenes A.G., 1921)

Weike Wang’s “Chemistry” and Asian-Anglophone Narrative Voices

"Chemistry" & Literature: English Department PhD Candidate Jane Hu in the New Yorker

Jane Hu, a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley’s English Department, recently published “The “Inscrutable” Voices of Asian-Anglophone Fiction” in The New Yorker. Hu considers the narrative deftness of the new novel Chemistry by Weike Wang before embarking on an extended meditation of the construction of narrative voicings within influential Asian-Anglophone works, drawing on interviews with Wang and other important figures. She notes a pattern in which many of these novels “feature first-person narrators who keep their distance—actively denying readers direct interior access.” An informative read for anybody interested in contemporary fiction, Asian-Anglophone works, or narrative voice, Hu’s article sheds new light on the works she discusses.

Check out the novels at the Berkeley libraries!


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The Continuing Influence of James Baldwin

Finding James Baldwin at the Library
James Baldwin taken Hyde Park, London. Allan Warren, CC BY-SA 3.0

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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New Books in Graduate Services November 2017

An introduction to dialectics

An Introduction To Dialectics by Theodor W. Adorno edited by Christoph Ziermann and translated by Nicholas Walker

The laws of the earliest English kings

The Laws Of The Earliest English Kings edited and translated by F.L. Attenborough

Notes of a native son

Notes Of A Native Son by James Baldwin with an introduction by Edward P. Jones

Lucy Gayheart

Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather edited by Kari A. Ronning, David Porter, and Frederick M. Link

Death shall be dethroned : Los, a chapter, the journal

Death Shall Be Dethroned: Los, A Chapter, The Journal by Helene Cixous translated by Beverly Bie Brahic

Social formation and symbolic landscape

Social Formation And Symbolic Landscape (with a new introduction) by Denis E. Cosgrove

South and West

South And West: From A Notebook by Joan Didion with a foreword by Nathaniel Rich

The waste land

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot with an introduction by Paul Muldoon

William Faulkner at Twentieth Century-Fox : the annotated screenplays

William Faulkner At Twentieth Century-Fox: The Annotated Screenplays edited by Sarah Gleeson-White

Lord of the flies

Lord of The Flies by William Golding with an introduction by Stephen King and a foreword by Lois Lowry

Robert Graves : War Poems

Robert Graves: War Poems edited by Charles Mundye

Green hills of Africa : the Hemingway Library edition

Green Hills Of Africa by Ernest Hemingway with a personal forward by Patrick Hemingway and an introduction by Sean Hemingway

The weary blues

The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes with an introduction by Carl Van Vechten and a foreword by Kevin Young

The importance of elsewhere : Philip Larkin's photographs

The Importance of Elsewhere: Philip Larkin’s Photographs by Richard Bradford

Observations on modernity

Observations On Modernity by Niklas Luhmann

Selected poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Selected Poems Of Edna St. Vincent Millay edited by Timothy F. Jackson and an introduction by Holly Peppe

Garden time

Garden Time by W.S. Merwin

The Penguin Arthur Miller : collected plays

Collected Plays by Arthur Miller with a foreword by Lynn Nottage

Yang Xiong And The Pleasures Of Reading And Classical Learning In China by Michael Nylan

China's early empires : a re-appraisal

China’s Early Empires: A Re-appraisal edited by Michael Nylan and Michael Loewe

Chang'an 26 BCE : an Augustan Age in China

Chang’an 26 BCE: An Augustan Age In China edited by Michael Nylan and Griet Vankeerberghen

A book of American martyrs : a novel

A Book Of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life

Soul At The White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, And The Writing Life by Joyce Carol Oates

At the Foundling Hospital

At The Foundling Hospital: Poems by Robert Pinsky

The sublime in antiquity

The Sublime In Antiquity by James I. Porter

Collected poems : 1950-2012

Collected Poems: 1950-2012 by Adrienne Rich with an introduction by Claudia Rankine

Literary theory : an anthology

Literary Theory: An Anthology (Third Edition) edited by Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan

Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights : a novel

Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

Memory and Complicity : Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance:Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance.

Memory And Complicity: Migrations Of Holocaust Remembrance by Debarati Sanyal

The Osage orange tree : a story

The Osage Orange Tree by William Stafford with linocut illustrations by Dennis Cunningham and an afterword by Naomi Shihab Nye

The poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013

The Poetry Of Derek Walcott: 1948-2013 edited by Glyn Maxwell

The Raymond Williams reader

The Raymond Williams Reader edited by John Higgins

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf

A Vision: The Revised 1937 Edition : the Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume XIV

The Collected Works Of W.B. Yeats Volume XIV: A Vision, The Revised 1937 Edition edited by Margaret Mills Harper and Catherine E. Paul

Lenin 2017 : remembering, repeating, and working through

Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, And Working Through by V.I.Lenin edited and Introduced by Slavoj Zizek

Year 4 of funding for materials in less commonly taught European languages

LCTLs

Three years ago, the Institute of European Studies established a special fund to support the UC Berkeley Library in acquiring scholarly resources 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, are encouraged to 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:

Barcino by Maria Carme Roca.

Chrēstiko lexiko tēs neoellēnikēs glōssas / syntaxē-epimeleia by Christophoros G. Charalampakēs ; vasikoi synergates Stauroula Zapheirē [and 7 others].

Description de l’occitan parlé à Sénaillac-Lauzès (Lot) et dans les communes voisines by Jean Sibille

La langue d’oc telle qu’on la parle: atlas linguistique de la Provence by Jean-Claude Bouvier, Claude Martel cartographie et mise en page par Guylaine Brun-Trigaud.

Lexiko tōn dyskoliōn kai tōn lathōn stē chrēsē tēs Hellēnikēs: glōssikos symvoulos: gia na miloume kai na graphoume sōsta Hellēnika by Geōrgiou D. Bampiniōtē

El nen que volia matar by Lolita Bosch

Ramon Llull essencial: retrar d’un pare d’Europa by Pere Villalba

La societat valenciana en l’espill lingüístic : què diuen les llengües quan parlen de nosaltres? by Juli Martínez Amorós

The Syntax of old Romanian edited by Gabriela Pană Dindelegan; consultant editor, Martin Maiden

Taal en identiteit in de Rand: een analyse van de taalsituatie in de Rand rond Brussel op basis van de Brio-taalbarometer by Rudi Janssens

Thermē kai phōs: aphierōmatikos tomos stē mnēmē tou A.-Ph. Christidē = Licht und wärme : in memory of A.F. Christidis / epistemonikē epimeleia Maria Theodōropoulou

Tragèdies silenciades : repressió franquista i maquis a les comarques del nord del País Valencià by Raül González Devís

La visita by Enric Virgili

Van mij valt niks te leren by Peter Buwalda

Vic-Bilh: une langue, un pays: ethnolinguistique du Vic-Bilh by Jan Bonnemason

Vrouwen van de wereld by Tommy Wieringa

Waarom iedereen altijd gelijk heeft by Ruben Mersch

 

 

 

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