Painting of three young children lying in a grassy field.

Arcadia, by Thomas Eakins, c. 1883. Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot. 

Youth

Volume VII, Number 3 | summer 2014

Miscellany

As a child in Mexico in the 1650s, the nun and writer Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz “abstained from eating cheese because I had heard that it made one slow of wits, for in me the desire for learning was stronger than the desire for eating—as powerful as that is in children."

Childhood knows what it wants—to leave childhood behind.

- Jean Cocteau, 1947

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LQ Podcast

#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit. More