It’s February once again, which means it’s time to take a break from the studies for at least one day and get on in the mood for love. Everyone knows words are the best way to express your love to that special Valentine of yours, but as graduate students and faculty members here at UC Berkeley, it’s understandable that that Hallmark crap just doesn’t cut it. Graffiti the halls of Wheeler if you really want to go down that road. But if you don’t, and I trust you won’t, come on over here to Graduate Services and read a few words from some of our new books to your loved one. You can start with Variations On The Body by Michel Serres–French ideas translated into the English Language–and move on through these five books until your off to see the Wizard as only Salman Rushdie can show you. What a day this Valentine’s Day will be. Just remember to keep it down to a whisper; some people here will still be lonely. Enjoy.
A Clockwork Orange: The Restored And 50th Anniversary Edition by Anthony Burgess edited with an Introduction and Notes by Andrew Biswell
The liar by Pierre Corneille translated by Richard Wilbur
The Collected Works Of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke Volumes 1-2 edited with an Introduction and Commentary by Margaret P. Hannay, Noel J. Kinnamon, and Michael G. Brennan
The Wizard of Oz (Second Edition) by Salman Rushdie.
Variations On The Body by Michel Serres