19 March, 2007

It's my birthday!

... on May the second. Okay, it's still nearly two months away, but here's a list of books I'd be very glad to receive on that joyous day.

  1. The Penguin book of Spanish Civil War verse.
  2. The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso. Catalogue for the excellent show at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.
  3. Postwar: a history of Europe since 1945, which was recommended to me by someone or other.
  4. Twentieth century German poetry: an anthology. Edited by Michael Hofmann. The long US one, not the very short Faber paperback.
  5. The biography of Karl Marx by Francis Wheen
  6. The English Auden

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