The Precision of Luck, by Joel Rea, 2015. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 48 inches. © Joel Rea, courtesy the artist and Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York City.

Luck

Volume IX, Number 3 | summer 2016

Dame Fortune

Lewis H. Lapham

Oil in the Can

Eric Banks

Voltaire’s Luck

Roger Pearson

La Soledad

Robert Coover

The Gorgon’s Head

William Kentridge

Our Savior

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Dream Reading

Ann Fabian

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

Fortune’s Child

1660 | Port-Royal des Champs

Known Unknown

1878 | Cambridge, MA

Skill Is Not a Crime

1983 | Ottawa, IL

Calculated Exuberance

1936 | Cambridge

Development Bank

1793 | Philadelphia

Fortune’s Expensive Smile

1875 | Amherst, MA

Hazards of Misfortune

1814 | Arcueil

Heads or Tails

1761 | Coxwold

Natural Causes

c. 85 | Shangyu

Pay to Play

1732 | London

Sea Changes

1851 | Frankfurt

Venture Capital

1826 | Monticello

Chasing the Pot

1852 | Indian Bar, CA

Render Unto Caesar

c. 100 | Rome

Stumbling Upward

c. 1846 | London

Predestination

1536 | Basel

Trading Places

1609 | Stratford-Upon-Avon

Charts and Graphs

Contributors

Conversations

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