Roundtable

Opening Discovery

The table of contents for our Spring 2017 issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Discovery, is now on newsstands. With original essays by Lewis H. Lapham, Samantha Hunt, Kea Krause, Robert Moor, and Susan Brind Morrow; Voices in Time contributions from Abu Hatim al-Razi, Margaret Cavendish, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Döblin, Galileo Galilei, Loren Eiseley, Alberto Manguel, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Vera Rubin, Nikola Tesla, and others; and art by Albert Bierstadt, Tintoretto, and others.

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Discovery, the Spring 2017 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

INTRODUCTORY
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | Great Migrations
Preamble | Lewis H. Lapham, Homo Faber

VOICES IN TIME
To Strive
2014: Los Angeles | Ross Andersen
1899: Colorado Springs | Nikola Tesla
c. 60: Rome | Seneca
1615: Florence | Galileo Galilei
1791: Birmingham | Joseph Priestley
1934: Harlem | George S. Schuyler
1802: Somerset | Samuel Taylor Coleridge & William Wordsworth
1883: New York City | Steven Millhauser
1823: Timisoara | János Bolyai
1969: Philadelphia | Loren Eiseley
c. 80: Antioch | Gospel According to Matthew
1595: Graz | John Banville
1986: Washington, DC | Vera Rubin
1642: Batavia | Dutch East India Company
c. 1225: France | Quest of the Holy Grail
1912: Antarctica | Evan S. Connell
c. 2300 BC: Egypt | Autobiography of Harkhuf
1888: Turin | Friedrich Nietzsche
1847: Vienna | Louis-Ferdinand Céline
c. 1900: New Haven | Muriel Rukeyser
1673: Keokuk, IA | Jacques Marquette
1898: Paris | Ève Curie
1816: London | John Keats
1812: Paris | Alexander von Humboldt
c. 50 BC: Sicily | Diodorus Siculus

To Seek
2013: Sierra Juárez | Burkhard Bilger
1665: Cambridge | Isaac Newton
1499: Padua | Polydore Vergil
1966: Botswana | Bessie Head
1620: London | Francis Bacon
1996: Toronto | Alberto Manguel
1862: Amherst, MA | Emily Dickinson
c. 930: Rayy | Abu Hatim al-Razi
2011: Washington, DC | Energy Tax Prevention Act
1562: Ávila | Saint Teresa of Ávila
1971: Chicago | Chicago Women’s Liberation Union
c. 400 BC: China | I Ching
1961: Calcutta | Satyajit Ray
1916: Zurich | Hugo Ball
c. 20: Rome | Strabo
1939: Princeton, NJ | Abraham Flexner
1666: Blazing World | Margaret Cavendish
1920: Philadelphia | Andrea Barrett
1789: Paris | Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier
c. 200: Rome | Sextus Empiricus
1918: Berlin | Albert Einstein
1849: Downe | Charles Darwin
1930: Nonsuch Island | William Beebe
1474: Venice | Venetian Statute on Industrial Brevets

To Find
c. 2500: United States | Ted Chiang
1911: Yorkshire | Frances Hodgson Burnett
77: Rome | Pliny the Elder
1949: Los Angeles | Raymond Chandler
c. 335 BC: Athens | Aristotle
1891: Berlin | Hermann von Helmholtz
1955: Paris | Claude Lévi-Strauss
2013: Normal, IL | Curtis White
1908: Paris | Rainer Maria Rilke
1435: Florence | Leon Battista Alberti
1935: Ramos Mejía | Jorge Luis Borges
1267: Paris | Roger Bacon
1895: Würzburg | Sam Kean
c. 1930: Patagonia | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1783: London | Horace Walpole
6684 AGC: Earth | Leszek Kolakowski
c. 1880: Río Santiago | María Sabina
c. 27 BC: Rome | Vitruvius
1913: Paris | Thomas Pynchon
139 BC: China | Sima Qian
1854: Nagasaki | Yukichi Fukuzawa
1957: Germany | Ernst Jünger
1665: London | Robert Hooke
1571: Seville | Nicolás Monardes
c. 1945: Austerlitz, NY | Edna St. Vincent Millay
1945: Los Angeles | Alfred Döblin

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
How to Cross a Field of Snow | Robert Moor
Special Experience | Kea Krause
The Turning Sky | Susan Brind Morrow
Queer Theorem | Samantha Hunt

Departments
Conversations | Weil, Hesiod, Swift
Miscellany | Space Hygiene, Sea Nudity, Ancient Fruit
Glossary | Astrolabe, Fossick, Pig in a Poke
Sources | Readings & Art