November 11th, 2014

books bought during the year 2014 continued

September 2014
"A Flame Of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey and the Roaring '20's" by Roger Kahn
"A Spy In The House Of Love" a novel by Anais Nin
"The Heartsong of Charging Elk" a novel by James Welch
"Little Bird Of Heaven" a novel by Joyce Carol Oates
"My Lives: An Autobiography" by Edmund White
"The Shorter Pepys" by Samuel Pepys
"The Passion" a novel by Jeanette Winterson
"The Bridge of the Golden Horn" a memoir by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar [Translated by Martin Chalmers] With an Introduction by John Berger
"Waiting for the Barbarians" a novel by J. M. Coetzee
"Heese: A Collection of Critical Essays" Edited by Theodore Ziolkowski
"The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance" a memoir by Edmund De Waal
"Ancient Light" a novel by John Banville
"Life & Times of Michael K" a novel by J. M. Coetzee
"Conversations with William Styron" Edited by James L. W. West III
"A Turn In The South" a travel memoir by V. S. Naipaul
"Mantissa" by John Fowles
"The Good Husband" a novel by Gail Godwin
"Dancing After Hours" Stories by Andre Dubus
"Lewis Carroll: A Biography" by Morton N. Cohen
"It's Superman!" a novel by Tom De Haven
"The Little Friend" a novel by Donna Tartt
"Good News" a novel by Edward Abbey
"Purity of Blood" a novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte [Translated From The Spanish By Margaret Sayers Peden]
"de Kooning: An American Master" a biography by Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan
"Manifesto: A Century of Isms" Edited by Mary Ann Caws
"The Best American Essays 1992" Edited by Susan Sontag
"The Exile Of Celine" a novel by Tom Clark
"The Dive From Clausen's Pier" a novel by Ann Packer
"Turkey" a Lonely Planet travel book
"Living in the Shadow of the Freud Family" biography Written and Edited by Sophie Freud
"Desert Notes: Reflections In The Eye Of A Raven" & "River Notes: The Dance Of Herons" one paperback Nature writings by Barry Lopez
"Gertrude & Claudius" a novel by John Updike (I collect the writings of Updike.)
"A History of Modern France-Volume 1: 1715-1799" by Alfred Cobban
"A History of Modern France-Volume 2: 1799-1871" by Alfred Cobban
"I Will Fear No Evil" a novel by Robert A. Heinlein
"The Age Of Constantine The Great" by Jacob Burckhardt [Translated by Moses Hadas]
"Quest For The Lost City: A True Life Adventure" by Dana & Ginger Lamb
"King Leopold's Ghost: A Story Of Greed, Terror, And Heroism In Colonial Africa" by Adam Hochschild
"Half A Life" a novel by V. S. Naipaul
"Dr. Spock: An American Life" biography by Thomas Maier
"Father Melancholy's Daughter" a novel by Gail Godwin
"Venice Lion City: The Religion Of Empire" by Garry Wills
"Pressing Toward The Mark: Essays Commemorating Fifty Years of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church" Edited by Charles G. Dennison & Richard C. Gamble
"Crusader Nation: The United State In Peace And The Great War 1898-1920" by David Traxel
"A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations Of Fra Mauro Cartographer To The Court Of Venice" a novel by James Cowan
"Geronimo's Bones: A Memoir Of My Brother And Me" by Nasdijj
"Oneida Community: An Autobiography 1851-1876" Edited, with an Introduction and Preface, by Constance Noyes Robertson
"The Pacific And Other Stories" by Mark Helprin
"Daily Life In The United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Through The 'Roaring Twenties' And The Great Depression" by David E. Kyvig
"Slaves In The Family" American History by Edward Bell
"A Model World And Other Stories" by Michael Chabon
"The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time" a novel by Mark Haddon (Thirty-two thousand people had this novel by Haddon in their library!)
"Documents Of The Christian Church" Edited by Henry Bettenson & Chris Maunder [New Edition]
"Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father" biography by John Mattenson
"1779" American History by David McCullough
"Aububon's Birds of America" Introduction and Descriptive Captions by Ludlow Griscom published in 1950
"London" British History by John Russell
"Make Way For Lucia: The Complete Lucia, including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson Introduction by Nancy Mitford
"Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age" by D. J. Taylor
"James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist" biography by Stan Gebler Davies
"The Enlightenment: An Interpretation: The Science of Freedom" by Peter Gay
"Michelet" biography by Roland Barthes
"Where Angels Fear To Tread" a novel by E. M. Forster
"The Age Of Excess: The United States from 1877 to 1914" American History by Ray Ginger
"Queen of the Underworld" a novel by Gail Godwin
"Cotton Mather: The Young Life Of The Lord's Remembrancer 1663-1703" biography by David Levin
"Themes: The Biography" by Peter Ackroyd
"My Past & Thoughts" memoir by Alexander Herzen [Introduction by Isaiah Berlin]
"Night Soldiers" a novel by Alan Furst
"The Foreign Correspondent" a novel by Alan Furst
"A Closed Eye" a novel by Anita Brookner
"The Untouchable" a novel by John Banville
"Speak, Memory" memoir by Vladimir Nabokov
"Honey For The Bears" a novel by Anthony Burgess
"The Golden Age" a novel by Gore Vidal
"Collected Essays" by Graham Greene
"The South" a novel by Colm Toibin
"In the Forest" a novel by Edna O'Brien
"The Night Inspector" a novel by Frederick Busch
"Graham Greene: An Intimate Portrait by His Closest Friend and Confidant" by Leopoldo Duran
"A Void" a novel by Georges Perec [Translated by Gilbert Adair]
"Henry David Thoreau: A Profile" Edited by Walter Harding
"The Music Of Chance" a novel by Paul Auster
"Istanbul: Memories and the City" memoir by Orhan Pamuk
"A Tale Told By Moonlight" a novella by Leonard Woolf
"I Thought My Father Was God And Other True Tales From NPR's National Story Project" Edited by Paul Auster
"A Year of Reading Proust: A Memoir In Real Time" by Phyllis Rose
"The Quest for Proust" by Andre Maurois
"Isadora: A Sensational Life" biography by Peter Kurth
"Tolstoy" biography by A. N. Wilson
"Antaeus: Journals, Notebooks & Diaries" Edited by Daniel Halpern No. 61, Autumn, 1988
"The Robber Bride" a novel by Margaret Atwood
"Monsignor Quixote" a novel by Graham Greene
"Colonel Rossevelt" biography by Edmund Morris
"How Proust Can Change Your Life" literary study by Alain De Bottom
"Love in a Cold Climate" a novel by Nancy Mitford
"Ape and Essence" a novel by Aldous Huxley
"Selected Passages From Correspondence With Friends" by Nikolai Gogol [Translated by Jesse Zeldin]
"Anglo-Saxon Attitudes" a novel by Angus Wilson
"Highland Fling" a novel by Nancy Mitford
"Resurrection" a novel by Leo Tolstoy
"Siegfried Sasson: A Life" by Max Egremont
"Peter Taylor: A Writer's Life" by Hubert H. McAlexander
"The Female of the Species: Tales Of Mystery And Suspense" by Joyce Carol Oates
"Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts" essays by Roger Shattuck
"Max Weber: In Introduction to his Life and Work" by Dirk Kasler
"The Unfortunate Traveller And Other Works" by Thomas Nashe
"Anna Freud: A Biography" by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
"Judge On Trial" a novel by Ivan Klima
"Candor & Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts" by Roger Shattuck
  • Current Music
    Mastodon 'Once More Round The Sun'

a complete disclosure of the nature of the kingdom is restricted to his disciples

It is 10:45 AM Tuesday morning in the flow of salvation history. Outside right now it is gray and ominous. It is suppose to snow this afternoon.

I got up this morning around 7:10 AM this morning. It is a blessing to not die in ones sleep. One more day to seek the Lord Jesus Christ. One more day to prepare oneself to meet the Creator and Judge. So I got up made myself coffee and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I made myself some oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and then messed again with our main computer.

Carol got home from work early, it was 8:22 AM when she got home. She took Rudy for a walk and when she got back we did some yard work. Carol has gone to bed and I am writing here listening to the music of Thou their album 'Heathen'.

I have been reading this morning for devotions a book titled, "History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According To Origin" by Henri De Lubac.

Yesterday I mainly read these books when not in a state of contemplative silence-

"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd

"Laura Worholic or The Sexual Intellectual" a novel by Alexander Theroux

"Reappraisals: Reflections On The Forgotten Twentieth Century" essays by Tony Judt

"Shark" a novel by Will Self

I read "Shark" and watched television last night. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. Now it is another day. Existence keeps zooming by! No way out. "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" Phil. 2:9-11.

I will close to seek the Lord while He may be found.

"[11] Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
[12] Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
[13] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
[14] And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
[15] I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
[16] So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
[17] Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
[18] I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
[19] As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
[20] Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
[21] To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
[22] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Rev. 3:11-22
  • Current Music
    Thou 'Heathen'

without the wood of the Cross the scourge of sin will not be healed

It is 1:04 PM Tuesday afternoon. I was reading a moment ago a LJ blog where the individual mentioned the music artist Tracy Chapman and her hit song FAST CAR. I dug out of my study closet the cassette titled 'Tracy Chapman' that contains this wonderful song to listen to in my spare time. I bought this cassette tape back when we lived in Houston Texas-this Chapman cassette came out in 1988. I wonder what happened to Tracy Chapman? I remember she was loved by lesbians. I think there was a rumor Tracy Chapman was a lesbian.

Outside this afternoon it is raining. I decided since I am alone I would take a quick trip to Africa.

I have been reading this afternoon in between rain drops the novel "Shark" by Will Self. I am also listening to smoothing music of White Suns. Life is good.

Carol my dear sweet wife is off from work the next three nights. I love my wife.

Well I suppose I will close to read some more of the novel "Shark" and watch our birds at our bird feeder. "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Matthew 6:25,26
  • Current Music
    White Suns 'Totem'

His eye is on the sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for Heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.


I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Let not your heart be troubled, His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.


Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.


"[28] And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
[29] Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
[30] But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
[31] Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
[32] Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
[33] But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 10:28-33
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    White Suns 'Totem'