It turns out some of those books I bought in St. Louis in the last weeks once belonged to David Hess, of "Heathens in Heat" fame. He is from St. Louis and sold them to Subterranean books, where they patiently awaited my arrival. The chance of my eventually coming into contact the person who previously owned the "Gertrude Stein Awards" was probably. . . quite high. I'm going back to buy some more of his books this weekend.