Roundtable

Dive into Water

The table of contents for our Summer 2018 issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Water, is now on newsstands. With original essays by Donovan Hohn, Philip Ball, Nicolas Pelham, and Sarah Ruden; Voices in Time contributions by Rachel Carson, François-René de Chateaubriand, Bernard DeVoto, Annie Dillard, Loren Eiseley, Gabriel García Márquez, Alexander von Humboldt, Scholastique Mukasonga, Paracelsus, Tachibana no Toshitsuna, Mark Twain, and others; and art by Thomas Eakins, Kuniyoshi, and others.

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Water, the Summer 2018 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

INTRODUCTORY
Cover | Tree in the Sea #5, Botany Bay, Edisto, South Carolina, by Carolyn Monastra, 2014
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | Aqueous Solutions
Preamble | Donovan Hohn, Watermarks

VOICES IN TIME
Wellspring
2016: Standing Rock | Louise Erdrich
1800: Lake Valencia | Alexander von Humboldt
1857: Mississippi River | Mark Twain
1357: London | Letter Books of the City of London
1959: Clear Lake, CA | Rachel Carson
c. 1800 bc: Egypt | Hymn to the Nile
1905: Yuma County, AZ | W.J. McGee
c. 1280: Yangtze River | Marco Polo
1770: Bath | Tobias Smollett
1961: Paris | Michel Foucault
c. 170: Hades | Lucian
1958: São Paulo | Carolina Maria de Jesus
1894: Lourdes | Émile Zola
c. 1230: Benediktbeuern | Carmina Burana
c. 1880: Colombia | Gabriel García Márquez
1854: London | John Snow
1988: Kaveri River | Ambai
2017: Marshall Islands | Jeff Goodell
c. 1500 bc: Punjab | Rigveda
1942: Henan | Theodore H. White & Annalee Jacoby
1675: Delft | Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
1979: Rwanda | Scholastique Mukasonga
c. 1535: Europe | Paracelsus
1996: Hamden, CT | Huynh Sanh Thong
c. 1843: Lafourche Parish, LA | Solomon Northup
c. 820: Chang’an | Han Yu
1954: Cambridge, MA | Bernard DeVoto
2015: Flint, MI | City Water Advisory

Ebb & Flow
2015: Mexico City | Jonathan Watts
1893: Sicily | James Frazer
c. 2040 bc: Ur | Ur-Namma
1869: Washington, DC | Cyrus Thomas
2005: Beit HaEmek | Elias Khoury
1558: London | William Bullein
1937: Los Angeles | Robert Towne
1326: Syria | Ibn Battuta
1552: Bahamas | Bartolomé de Las Casas
2003: New York City | David Grann
c. 350 bc: Athens | Aristotle
1990: Istanbul | Orhan Pamuk
c. 500: China | Li Daoyuan
1837: Lake Huron | Anna Jameson
2000: Cochabamba | Oscar Olivera
c. 1050: Heian-kyo | Tachibana no Toshitsuna
1903: Mojave Desert | Mary Austin
1943: The Fens | Graham Swift
c. 640: Nation of Women | Wu Cheng’en
1904: London | William Butler Yeats
c. 240: Pontus | Gregory of Nyssa
1974: Tinker Creek | Annie Dillard
2010: Antarctica | Henry Pollack
1951: Qabab | Wilfred Thesiger
1988: Buergete | Anne Carson
1791: Niagara Peninsula | François-René de Chateaubriand
2018: Cape Town | C.A. Davids

Deluge
2140: New York City | Kim Stanley Robinson
1848: London | Punch Magazine
c. 1957: Utah | Edward Abbey
c. 2500 bc: Sumer | Epic of Gilgamesh
1927: Vicksburg, MS | William Faulkner
1789: Iceland | John Thomas Stanley
1993: Aswân | Idris Ali
1717: London | The Daily Courant
1997: Ithaca, NY | A.R. Ammons
c. 97: Rome | Sextus Julius Frontinus
371: Moselle River | Decimus Magnus Ausonius
2009: Fiji | Anna Lenzer
1846: Concord, MA | Henry David Thoreau
1992: Venice | Joseph Brodsky
1679: Nanking | Wang Gai
1986: Danube River | Claudio Magris
c. 4000 bc: Gulf of Carpentaria | Alexis Wright
1977: Malibu, CA | Joan Didion
1625: London | Francis Bacon
1989: Simmesport, LA | John McPhee
c. 1850: Dawnland | Abenaki Legend
2005: Bois Sauvage, MS | Jesmyn Ward
1850: Nile River | Gustave Flaubert
1957: Platte River | Loren Eiseley
c. 1165 bc: Latium | Virgil
2011: Sussex | Olivia Laing

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
A New Ark | Nicolas Pelham
A Compassionate Substance | Philip Ball
The God of Running Water | Sarah Ruden

Departments
Conversations | Pliny, Tagore, Adcock
Miscellany | Snail Fever, Rock Errata, Walden Stew
Glossary | Backswimmer, Hydropot, Seltzer
Sources | Readings & Art