Thursday, March 20, 2008
Couldn't resist this.
I came across this great ad. for book tokens in a copy of Life and Letters To-day, an English literary review from May of 1940. I'm still cataloguing Hanley - this is Gibbs B51 "All the Drowned" if you're interested - but I've been looking through the journals for Interwar Europe stuff and the rise of the Nazis for my friend James. I sent him a couple of scans today on the invasion of Norway and the effect of exile on German literature.
10 months into Hitler's War and they're already bored? Can you imagine a similar marketing campaign for Iraq? "Dude, fighting for democracy can be so lame! Gameboy tokens rock!"