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About meRetired academic.

About my libraryPerhaps I first thought of "my library" in the 1970s. When I worked in a second-hand bookshop (San Francisco's McDonald's Books, now defunct, from 1976 to 1989), I was permitted to acquire books by purchasing them at our cost, and "my library" began to grow. When I began graduate school in 1980 (University of California, Berkeley, French), I used the concept of a "working library" to justify further acquisitions. In the 1990s I seemed to acquire fewer books, but after 2001 I grew increasingly interested in more current material and my library began to grow again.

GroupsBookMooching, Philosophy and Theory

Favorite authorsDavid Bakan, Peter L. Berger, Henri Bergson, Paul Bénichou, Albert Camus, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, George Eliot, Victor Hugo, William James, James Joyce, Norman Mailer, James Merrill, Karl Popper, Marcel Proust, William Shakespeare, Arnold J. Toynbee, Anthony Trollope, John Updike, Alfred de Vigny, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresCulpepper Books, Garfield Book Company, Half Price Books - Tacoma, King's Books, Tacoma Book Center

Favorite librariesTacoma Public Library - Main Library, University of Puget Sound - Collins Library

Homepagehttp://www.plu.edu/~jensenmk/

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Real nameMark K. Jensen

LocationTacoma, WA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 22, 2008

Currently readingThe magic mountain by Thomas Mann
A la recherche du temps perdu, I by Marcel Proust
Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era by James M. McPherson
Air-storming : a collection of 40 radio talks by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Oeuvres complètes : Édition chronologique : tome sixième : Les rayons et les ombres ; Le retour de l'empereur ; Discours de réception à l'Académie française ; voyages de 1839 et 1840 ; Le Rhin ; Voyage aux Pyrénées ; Les burgraves ; portefeuille ; dossier by Victor Hugo
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