[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] (Yes, that is Abraham Lincoln but no, that is not a death mask. According to sources here and here that is a life mask.) DEATH! DEATH BECOMES US! DEATH TO THE INFIDELS! (That's just about everyone isn't it?) … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2013: Death
The cover figure is a kylix (drinking cup). FINISHED! Reading, that is. In record time for me. One month of reading and only a half month into the Jan-Mar winter quarter. I usually spend the entire quarter intermittently reading this excellent literary compendium. Now I will have time to investigate the noteworthy Fall 2011 issue The … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2013: Intoxication
Books are amazing. Magazines are amazing. Libraries are STILL amazing and RELEVANT. I know I can go to my library and read books, magazines, and newspapers for free. I know I can request and download ebooks for free. I did NOT know I could download and read 170 different digitized magazines for free. My recent … Continue reading Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.
'REALLY' is a reference to my previous post Lewis Lapham gets political. in which I note Mr. Lapham makes some political comments in his introductory essay to the issue of Lapham's Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows. I just received the Fall 2012 issue of Lapham's Quarterly and lo and behold, oh be joyful, the entire theme is POLITICS! … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics, or, Lewis Lapham REALLY gets political!
19 Jun 2012 - Cue song "I'm A Believer" by The Monkees. At this time I haven't looked past the cover of the new issue. I do know from the introductory email it “delves into mankind’s predilection through the millennia for the marvelous, the mysterious, and the supernatural”. Since the beginning of time mankind seems … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows
I was surprised, as reading two full issues since I subscribed to Lapham's Quarterly last winter I had found it to be a pleasant relief that it was apolitical. Someday the quarterly theme could be politics. At least then we'll know what we're in for. The friend who introduced me to this fine publication, which I … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows, or, Lewis Lapham gets political.
(From p. 84, copyright Getty Images.) I'm finished in that I have read the entire publication once and the first third or so a second time in an attempt at a more thorough understanding. I read Lapham's intro, Word Order, about five times in that attempt. I'm grateful there isn't a quiz. This would be … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012: Means of Communication. Finished!
You can tell I'm easily pleased. I've been plowing through L.Q. Spring 2012: Means of Communication via my online access subscription satisfactorily enough. It's all there, the essays and extracts of Voices in Time, the art from around the world and throughout history. It is easily navigated and read on my laptop or iPad, even … Continue reading YES! My PRINT edition of Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012 finally arrived.
A review. Lapham’s Quarterly is a superb assembly of thought from all of recorded history. Each quarterly issue gathers essays and commentaries from great thinkers on a broad but specific topic. Recent issues have dwelt on Food, Lines of Work, Celebrity, The City, and Arts and Letters. (I saw a video interviewer pronounce … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2012: Family
Does time have you? Do you care? A friend and his references to the Fall 2011 issue of Lapham's Quarterly THE FUTURE, as well as a night in the hospital recently, got me thinking about my mortality. As I've grown older, retired, and plotted my potential income and expense for the rest of my potential … Continue reading Do you have time…? (Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future)