Roundtable

Finding Happiness

The table of contents for our Summer 2019 issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Summer 2019 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Happiness, is now on newsstands. With original essays by Maddy Crowell, Henry Freedland, Jay Griffiths, and David Wootton; Voices in Time contributions by Hannah Arendt, Margaret Atwood, Saint Augustine, Matsuo Basho, Dante Alighieri, Samuel Johnson, Alice Munro, Mary Oliver, Dorothy Parker, Vita Sackville-West, Benedict de Spinoza, Mark Twain, and others; and art by Hieronymus Bosch, Yamamoto Masao, and others.

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Happiness, the Summer 2019 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

INTRODUCTORY
Cover | Mesoamerican “smiling figure,” Mexico, seventh or eighth century
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | Happy Places
Preamble | David Wootton, The Impossible Dream

VOICES IN TIME
Contentment
2016: Washington, DC | Julie Beck
1569: Tlatelolco | Bernardino de Sahagún
1759: Abyssinia | Samuel Johnson
58: Rome | Seneca
1898: Bakumovka | Anton Chekhov
c. 700: India | Shantideva
1927: New York City | Dorothy Parker
c. 300 bc: Song | Zhuangzi
1942: Oran | Albert Camus
1977: San Francisco | John Perry Barlow
1590: Eseldorf | Mark Twain
1970: Ojai, CA | Jiddu Krishnamurti
1939: Rio de Janeiro | Rachel de Queiroz
c. 1475: Naples | Giovanni Pontano
1661: The Hague | Benedict de Spinoza
2005: Amsterdam | Dubravka Ugrešić
1851: Frankfurt | Arthur Schopenhauer
1999: United States | Ray Bradbury
1960: New York City | Hannah Arendt
390 bc: Athens | Aristophanes
1963: Berkeley | Betty Friedan
1621: Oxford | Robert Burton
1941: Hollywood | Preston Sturges
2014: London | William Davies
1991: Kent | Alex Comfort
1881: Sweden | Alice Munro
1795: Copenhagen | Mary Wollstonecraft

Satisfaction
2018: New Haven, CT | Adam Sternbergh
1995: Wilmot, NH | Jane Kenyon
c. 380 bc: Athens | Plato
1983: Toronto | Margaret Atwood
1433: Kaifeng | Zhu Youdun
c. 1658: Paris | Blaise Pascal
1945: Italy | Ann Bridge
1872: Downe | Charles Darwin
c. 1572: Aquitaine | Michel de Montaigne
1817: London | Jeremy Bentham
c. 524: Pavia | Boethius
1964: Oxford | J.R.R. Tolkien
1984: London | John Berger
1770: Paris | Denis Diderot
c. 1746: Burgundy | Émilie du Châtelet
c. 300 bc: Athens | Epicurus
c. 1461: Paris | François Villon
1882: Genoa | Friedrich Nietzsche
1996: Winnipeg | Guy Maddin
1735: Philadelphia | Benjamin Franklin
c. 1105: Tus | Al-Ghazali
1919: Winesburg, OH | Sherwood Anderson
2018: New York City | Dara Horn
1986: New York City | Phillip Lopate
1820: Recanati | Giacomo Leopardi
2013: New York City | Zadie Smith

Ecstasy
2010: Spiderhead | George Saunders
1931: London | Vita Sackville-West
c. 1320: Heaven | Dante Alighieri
1993: Paris | Milan Kundera
1885: Vilamorta | Emilia Pardo Bazán
426: Rome | Saint Augustine
1876: Laurel Springs, NJ | Walt Whitman
c. 1800: France | Heinrich von Kleist
c. 1930: Sofia | Rana Dasgupta
1823: Paris | Claire de Duras
1687: Japan | Matsuo Basho
1968: Rio de Janeiro | Clarice Lispector
c. 200: Athens | Alciphron
1953: Anaheim, CA | Disneyland Prospectus
1936: Berlin | Walter Benjamin
c. 1950: Campina Grande | Manuel Camilo dos Santos
c. 2004: Provincetown, MA | Mary Oliver
c. 1393: Bishop’s Lynn | Margery Kempe
1926: Mansfield, MO | Rose Wilder Lane
1177: Persia | Farid al-Din Attar
1988: Boston | Lauren Slater
1859: Paris | Ivan Goncharov
1793: Saint-Domingue | Émeric Bergeaud
c. 400: Chaisang | Tao Qian
2016: Lagos | Efua Traoré

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
The Loneliest of Species | Jay Griffiths
Government Work | Maddy Crowell
Hell Breaks Loose | Henry Freedland

Departments
Conversations | Khayyam, Daybreaker, Tokumitsu
Miscellany | Fish Moods, Yummy Death, Herbal Prozac
Glossary | Bomb Happy, Joystick, Sad Cake
Sources | Readings & Art