Additions 2012

February 22, 2012

Acquisitions to the CeptsForm Library in 2012.

Updated 1 January 2013

This listing follows earlier Additions posted in previous years. See the links under My Library. I choose to cite selections as a public glimpse at my ongoing interests as well as keeping a brief record for management purposes. Acquisitions are the business record of library additions. Accordingly, each following citation carries only enough information to identify the title’s addition to the collection and is not bibliographically complete. However, I try to make it clear what the book is about if it’s title is not specific or potentially misleading.

Data includes limited elements: date of acquisition and source, a distinguishing acquisition number, abbreviated author, brief title, edition if distinctive, price. Accession numbers may appear out of sequence when numbers are inadvetently skipped or resused from discovered past duplicates or reused for replacement copies, noted by an “r” suffix.

Note on sources: Amazon is, of course, the online super store for books and other items. I prefer smaller, more browseable stores, but being of specialist interests with an outrageous appetite for books that requires me to stretch my dollar, I will turn, but rarely, to the killer of the stores I grew up loving. Barnes & Noble [location] has increasingly become a chain that puts digital readers up front, adds toys, games, cards and other miscellany, but may have a book I want. Best of Times, the beloved Red Wing independent bookstore ceased operations, but first I went to pay my respects and buy a gift book and one for myself. is an online site. Cy Chauvin is a long-time friend who shares an interest in reading with me, being especially fond of novels of manners. We exchanges books at holiday times. Common Good Books, established by Garrison Keillor, features a wide range of excellent books in all areas with special attention to literature, a huge poetry section, and more literary magazines than any place in the Twin Cities; now in a new location, kitty-corner from where Ruminator Books (formerly The Hungry Mind) used to be. Rolf Erickson, a long-time friend of mine, now deceased, devoted his avocational life to Norwegian-American studies. Goodwill [place] is the charity operating thrift stores in several locations. Occasionally, I stop by the better stocked and organized used book  sections. Half Price Books [place] sells used and remaindered books at attractive prices and often attracts my interest as I browse around. Robert E. Hanson and I have been friends since the third grade and now share an interest in poetry. Don Holst is a member of Classics for Pilgrim book discussion group and gave me his book based on his journal of the two summers (1984 & 1986) when he and his son bicycled across the U.S. Lowell Jevens is a family friend who collects U.S. Civil War memorabilia and books.  Luther Seminary Book Store, Saint Paul, combined with an outlet of the church’s publisher, Augsburg Fortress Press, serves a community of faculty, students, and laity of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with commonly discounted and remaindered titles. The Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education, of which I am a past-president, has been a major factor in my professional and intellectual life.  NAHA stands the Norwegian-American Historical Association, established 1925, of which I am a life member and thereby receive all their publications.  Novel Ideas is an independent book store in Baileys Harbor WI that serves the locals year round and the tourists in their turn.  Pastimes is an independent bookstore in Sister Bay WI that features books of local interest but carries mostly used books on consignment at modest prices. Quality Paperback Book Club offers a variety of titles at reduced and clearance prices, a few of which appeal to me. Red Sock Yarns in Fish Creek WI is a store for knitters with fine yarns, knitting equipment, and related books.  StO Book Store, the Saint Olaf College Book Store is a regular stop for the many times we are at our alma mater; I buy primarily from the discounts. StO College, my alma mater, remains one of the major influences on my life. Savers [place] is a great thrift place for cheap casual wear and sometimes a great book find. United Lutheran Church, Red Wing, was my congregation, 1976-2010. Sixth Chamber Used Books is my favorite store thanks to its stock of excellently arranged, better than usual used books and some real bargains; with more warehoused and all searchable online. Unique Thrift Store, [place] as indicated carries inexpensive, used items, including a few books. Beverly Volseth is a friend and Minnesota published poet; we meet monthly to read Poetry magazine aloud and discuss the writing.

Added: 5 January, Don Holst.

#14374 D. Holst, Thence comes the wind: bicycling across America. gift

Added: 12 January, Best of Times.

#14375 R. Hass,  The Apple trees at Olema: new and selected poems. 11.80

Added: 25 January, Beverly Voldseth.

#14376 J. Sutphen, First words: poems. gift

Added: 2 February, Barnes & Noble, Har-Mar

#14382 C.L. Flinders, The values of belonging. 1.10

#14383 Same-sex marriage: pro and con. A reader. 1.10

Added: 8 February, Barnes & Noble, Edina.

#2463r D. Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Swingle) [1st published, 1719]. 6.40

#4241r J. Swift,  Gulliver’s travels (Seidel) [1st published, 1726]. 6.40

Added: 18 February, Sixth Chamber

 #14377 R.G. Olson, The Morality of Self-Interest. 6.45

#14378 R. Pound, An Introduction to the philosophy of law. 5.40

#14379 M. Stokstad, Medieval art. .80

Added: 22 February, Common Good Books.

#14380 G. Orwell, pseud., All art is propaganda: critical essays (Packer). 16.10

#14381 J. Sutphen, Straight out of view: poems. 13.95

Added: 15 March 2012, StO Book Store

#14384 A. Anathaswamy, The edge of physics: … to the earth’s extremes. 5.60

#14385 J. Child, My life in France; with A. Prud’homme. 5.60

#14386 D. R. Weiss, To the tune of a welcoming God: ..reflections on sexuality, spirituality, and the wideness of God’s welcome. 3.20

Added: 31 March 2012, Luther Seminary Book Store

#14389 H. Bushnell, 1892-1876, Christian nurture; reprint of 1861 edition. 1.10

#14390 Faithful conversation: Christian perspectives on homosexuality (Childs). 7.30

#14391 E. S. Gaustad, Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams … 1.05

#14392 C. S. Nelson, How faith matures. 1.10

#7205r L. D. Scanzoni & V. R. Mollenkott, Is the homosexual my neighbor? rev. & updated. 12.90

#14393 Stories from ancient Canaan (Coogan). 1.05

Added: 1 April 2012, Barnes & Noble, Highland.

#14394 G. Collins, When everything changed: the amazing journey of American women from 1960 … 6.45

#14395 E. Gungor, What bothers me most about Christianity. 5.35

Added: 7 April 2012, Half Price Books, Maplewood

#14396  R.J. Elford, The ethics of uncertainty: a new Christian approach … 5.35

#14397 J.J. Pelikan, Christian doctrine and modern culture (since 1700): v.5 of The Christian tradition. 8.55

Added: 15 April 2012, Half Price Books, East Towne

#14398 J.M. Banner & H.C. Cannon, The elements of learning. 2.10

#14399 T. Lester, The fourth part of the world: … global discovery … and the birth of America. 1.05

#14400 J. Sarmago. Blindness (Pontiero). 7.35

Added: 3 May 2012, Quality Paperback Book Club

#14401 M. Kaku, Physics of the future. 11.85

#14402 M. Shermer, The believing brain. 11.85

#14403 C. Stringer & P. Andrews, The complete world of human evolution. 11.85

Added: 8 May, Common Good Books

#14404 S. Chmielarz, Calling: poems. 13.95

#14405 T. Transtromer, The great enigma: … collected poems (Fulton). 19.30

Added: 10 May, Half Price Books, Maplewood, MN

#2122r J. Baldwin, Another country. 7.50

#6073r J. Baldwin, Going to meet the man [stories]. 6.40

Added: 22 May, Half Price Books, Maplewood, MN

#14406 J.B. Elshtaine, Sovereignty: God, state, and self. 2.15

#14407 J.J. McNeill, The church and the homosexual; 4th ed. 2.15

Added: 29 May, Barnes & Noble, Maplewood

#2502r C. Dickens, Great expectations (Jones). 9.00

Added: 5 June, Half Price Books, Saint Paul (Highland Area)

#2392r S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain, pseud.), The adventures of Huckleberry Finn; critical controversies ed. (Graff & Phelan). 7.55

#2655r G. Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Steegmuller). 6.45

Added: June 9, Half Price Books, Madison WI East

#2256 E. Brontë, Wuthering Heights (Merkin/Holway). 5.75

#4425 R.P. Warren, All the king’s men. 7.90

Added: 12 June, Sixth Chamber

#2363r K. Chopin, The awakening: an authoritative text, biography, contexts, criticism (Cully). 2nd ed. 5.90

Added: 19 June, Beverly Voldseth

#14408 R. Bly, Holes the crickets have eaten in blankets: a sequence of poems. gift

#14409 Kabir, The Kabir book: forty-four of the ecstatic poems (Bly).  gift

#14410 The thousands: number one (Bly). [contains Robert Bly’s “Six Disciplines that Intensify Poetry.” gift

Added: 25 June, Half-Price Books, Roseville.

 #14411 J. Conrad, Heart of darkness (Knowles), The Congo diary (Hampson). 4.80

#14412 D.J. Hall, Thinking the faith. 8.55

#2857r N. Hawthorne, The scarlet letter (Harding & Weinstein). 4.20

#14413 U. K. LeGuin, Searoad [stories]. 7.50

Added: 5 July, Unique Thrift Store, St. Paul.

#14414 M.J. Borg, Jesus: uncovering the life, teachings and relevance … 2.70

#14415 G. Tenet, At the Center of the Storm. 2.70

Added: 11 July 2012, Half Price Books, St. Paul.

#14416 R.W. Barber, King Arthur: hero and legend; 3rd ed., rev. & extended. 2.15

#14417 J.M. Coetzee, Stranger shores: literary essays, 1906-1999. 2.15

#14418 A.C. Heller, Ayn Rand and the world she made. 16.15

#14419 J. Lorentzen, Kierkegaard’s metaphors. 3.25

Added: 14 July, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#14420 J. Carter, White House Diary. 6.00

#14421 C. Higgins, It’s all Greek to me: … how ancient Greece has shaped our world. 6.80

#14422 J.C. Holt, Robin Hood [paperback edition, 2011, with additional material]. 5.00

#14423 S. Moalem, How sex works. 5.60

#14424 I. Mortimer, The time traveller’s guide to medieval England. 6.00

Added: 20 July, Amazon.

#14425 P.J. Palmer, Healing the heart of democracy. 14.50

#14426 P.J. Palmer, Let your life speak: … vocation. 9.85

#14427 P.J. Palmer, To know as we are known. 9.10

Added: 2 August, Sixth Chamber

#14428 F. Bergmann, On being free. 4.30

#14429 R. Bly, Selected poems [1986]. 6.45

#14430 O.J. Flanagan, Consciousness reconsidered. 10.75

#14431 J.Z. Young, Philosophy and the brain. 4.85

Added: 3 August, Barnes & Noble, Maplewood.

#14432 O.J. Flanagan, The problem of the soul: two visions of mind… 6.40

Added: 14 August, Red Sock Yarns.

#14433 B.L. McCarthy, Knit socks! 17 classic patterns … 13.70

Added: 15 August, Novel Ideas.

#14434 K. Schulz, Being wrong: adventures in … error. 15.80

Added: 18 August, Passtimes Books

#14436 The best American spiritual writing (Zaleski) v.10, 2008. 7.40

#14437 R.R. Niebuhr, Experiential religion. 4.20

Added: 1 September, Goodwill, Maplewood

#14435 Baja California (The American Wildenress) by W.W. Johnson & Editors of Time-Life Books. 2.15

#14438 The Sierra Madre (The American Wilderness) by D.D. Jackson, P. Wood & Editors of Time-Life Books. 2.15

#14439 Critical theory since Plato; rev. ed. (Adams). 2.15

#14440 Journals of Forty-Niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles (L.R. & A.W. Hafner). 1.05

#14441 M.C. Cooper, House as a mirror of self. 4.30

Added: 1 September, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#14442 D. Erasmus, The praise of folly; 2nd ed. (Miller). 5.60

#14443 J.C. Oates, The faith of a writer: life, craft, art. 5.10

Added: 4 September, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#14444 R. Bradbury, A pleasure to burn: Fahrenheit 451 stories. 7.25

#14445 G. Deutscher, Through the language glass: … the world looks different in other languages. 7.25

#14446 E.L. Gleaser, Triumph of the city: … our greatest invention … 7.25

#14447 D.D. Hall, A reforming people: Puritanism … transformation in New England. 7.25

Added: 9 September, Luther Seminary Book Store

#14448 D.J. Lose, Making sense of Christianity. 13.00

Added: 11 September, Amazon

#14449 S. Alcorn, How to fix your novel. 20.00

#14450 W. Noble, Conflict, action and suspense. 11.00

#14451 R. B. Tobias, 20 master plots and how to build them. 11.55

Added: 4 October, Half Price Books, Saint Paul.

#14452 D. Gardner, The science of fear. 8.60

#14453 G.M. Marsden, Fundamentalism and American culture; 2nd ed. 8.60

#14454 G. Santayana, The genteel tradition in American philosophy and Character and opinion in the United States (Seaton). 5.40

Added: 5 October, Lowell Jevens.

#14455 B.P. Thomas, Abraham Lincoln. gift

Added: 6 October, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#14456 T.K. Beal, The rise and fall of the Bible. 6.00

#14457 T.L. Friedman & M. Mandelbaum, That used to be us: … America fell behind … 10.00

Added: 8 October, Half Price Books, Roseville MN

#14458 W.J. Miller, The task of criticism: essays … (Fell et al.) 6.40

#14459 S.M. Nadler, The best of all possible worlds: … philosophers … 3.20

#14460 K.P. Phillips, The cousins’ wars: religion, politics & … Anglo-America. 2.15

#14461 R. Scruton, Kant: a brief insight [illustrated ed.]. 2.15

#9075r M. Weber, The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism (Parsons/Giddens). 2.15

#14462-14471 were acquired at various times, but records Added 11 October.


#14462 B. Jowett, “On the Interpretation of Scripture.” [from] Essays and reviews [1860]. download

– Rolf Erickson.

#14463 America Norvegica, v.3, 1971. gift

#14464 T. Torgenson, History of Norwegian literature. gift

#14465 M.B. Olsen, Farms and fanes of ancient Norway. gift

#14466 E.E. Simpson, A history of St. Olaf Choir. gift

 – Robert E. Hanson

#14467 R.E. Hanson, Chasing wind mills. Why not. gift

#14468 Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, (2012): Erasure. gift

 – Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education.

Historical record, 1975-1992. Member.

 – St. Olaf College.

#14470 … Class of 1962 … autobiographies and remembrances … alumnus

 – United Lutheran Church.

#14471 A heritage of faithfulness … 1858-2003. Member

Added: 27 October, Savers, Maplewood MN.

#14472 G. W. Bush, Decision points. 5.35

#6297r W. Golding, Lord of the Flies (Forster & Epstein)5.35

Added: 30 October, NAHA.

#14473 From America to Norway: Norwegian-American immigrant letters (Øverland).  v.1, 1838-1870. Member

Added: 1 December, Half Price Books, Maplewood MN.

#14474 S. Beckett, Waiting for Godot; tragicomedy in 2 acts. 7.50

#14475 N. Coward, Three plays: Blithe spirit; Hay fever; Private lives. 7.50

#14476 Wm. Shakespeare, Measure for measure; the Arden ed. (Lever). 5.35

#14477 Wm. Shakespeare, Othello; the Arden Shakespeare (Honigmann). 5.35

Added: 1 December, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#13273r The world almanac and book of facts, 2113. $10.00

Added: 24 December, Cy Chauvin

#14478 P. Lively, How it all began: a novel. gift