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

Our Savior

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Voltaire’s Luck

Roger Pearson

Oil in the Can

Eric Banks

The Gorgon’s Head

William Kentridge

Dream Reading

Ann Fabian

La Soledad

Robert Coover

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

Known Unknown

1878 | Cambridge, MA

Predestination

1536 | Basel

Heads or Tails

1761 | Coxwold

Fortune’s Expensive Smile

1875 | Amherst, MA

Venture Capital

1826 | Monticello

Development Bank

1793 | Philadelphia

Fortune’s Child

1660 | Port-Royal des Champs

Skill Is Not a Crime

1983 | Ottawa, IL

Hazards of Misfortune

1814 | Arcueil

Trading Places

1609 | Stratford-Upon-Avon

Calculated Exuberance

1936 | Cambridge

Sea Changes

1851 | Frankfurt

Natural Causes

c. 85 | Shangyu

Stumbling Upward

c. 1846 | London

Pay to Play

1732 | London

Render Unto Caesar

c. 100 | Rome

Chasing the Pot

1852 | Indian Bar, CA

Charts and Graphs

Contributors

Conversations

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