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Step into Fear

The table of contents for our Summer 2017 issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Fear, is now on newsstands. With original essays by Lewis H. Lapham, Caroline Alexander, J. Hoberman, Suki Kim, Philippe Petit, and Ivan Vladislavić; Voices in Time contributions from Steve Biko, Black Elk, Tadeusz Borowski, Sigmund Freud, Nadine Gordimer, Joseph Heller, Václav Havel, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Koestler, Emma Reyes, Marilynne Robinson, Dorothy Thompson, and others; and art by Francis Bacon, Werner Herzog, and others.

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Fear, the Summer 2017 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

INTRODUCTORY
Cover | Shield with the Head of Medusa, Arnold Böcklin, 1897
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | Fire Down Below
Preamble | Lewis H. Lapham, Petrified Forest

VOICES IN TIME
Trigger Warnings
2017: United States | Reports of ICE Raids
44 BC: Rome | Cicero
c. 100: Nicopolis | Epictetus
1965: Cambridge, MA | Richard Hofstadter
c. 1180 BC: Athens | Aeschylus
c. 1938: Moscow | Arthur Koestler
1949: Johannesburg | Nadine Gordimer
1640: London | Thomas Hobbes
1907: Turkey | Folktale
c. 40: Rome | Suetonius
1900: Chicago | Ida B. Wells
2016: Minneapolis | Shannon Gibney
c. 1300: England | Deeds of the Romans
1907: Tokyo | He-Yin Zhen
1872: Downe | Charles Darwin
1939: Barsham Harbor, ME | William Sloane
1757: London | Edmund Burke
1927: Providence | H.P. Lovecraft
1814: Killingworth | Ernst Bloch
1916: Somme | Siegfried Sassoon
1944: Auschwitz | Tadeusz Borowski
1915: Washington, DC | Woodrow Wilson
1688: Tsuruga | Ihara Saikaku
1840: Paris | Alexis de Tocqueville
1974: New York City | Joseph Heller
1921: Igloolik | Aua
1938: New York City | Dorothy Thompson
c. 1110: Rennes | Marbod of Rennes
2015: Iowa City | Marilynne Robinson
1971: New York City | Charles Simic

Panic Attacks
2004: Cambridge, MA | Patrick J. McGinnis
1913: Vienna | Stefan Zweig
c. 1970: United States | Serentil Advertisement
1621: Oxford | Robert Burton
1945: Montluçon | Saul Friedländer
c. 355 BC: Athens | Aristotle
1930: Pine Ridge Reservation | John G. Neihardt
279 BC: Thermopylae | Pausanias
1904: Felixstowe | M.R. James
1600: Ogaki Castle | Oan
1975: Buenos Aires | Luisa Valenzuela
1866: St. Petersburg | Fyodor Dostoevsky
1956: Paris | E.M. Cioran
c. 1750: Paris | Michel Foucault
c. 1915: Bahia | Jorge Amado
c. 950: Aleppo | Ibn Khalawayh
1984: London | George Orwell
1917: Vienna | Sigmund Freud
1942: Indianapolis | Paul Tillich
1844: Philadelphia | Edgar Allan Poe
1913: Oyster Bay, NY | Theodore Roosevelt
1897: Atlantic Ocean | Stephen Crane
1996: Santa Clara, CA | Andrew Grove
c. 1050: Forres | William Shakespeare
2004: Miami | Edwidge Danticat
c. 1300: China | Guo Jujing
1975: Prague | Václav Havel
1816: Berlin | E.T.A. Hoffmann
1915: Cambridge, MA | Child Welfare Manual

Terror Alerts
2004: London | Wole Soyinka
1961: Chicago | Jerome D. Frank
692: Mount Sinjar | Pseudo-Methodius
1782: Gnadenhütten, OH | William Dean Howells
c. 1977: Addis Ababa | Hama Tuma
1513: San Casciano | Niccolò Machiavelli
1961: Ciudad Trujillo | Mario Vargas Llosa
c. 725 BC: Kingdom of Judah | Book of Isaiah
1793: Paris | Maximilien Robespierre
1976: St.-Paul-de-Vence | James Baldwin
1670: Voorburg | Baruch Spinoza
1481: Seville | Andrés Bernáldez
1979: Kabul | Atiq Rahimi
c. 1930: Bogotá | Emma Reyes
c. 1555: Tenochtitlán | Diego Durán
1971: Durban | Steve Biko
c. 1857: North Carolina | Hannah Crafts
1942: Cambridge, MA | Walter Cannon
1995: Chiapas | Subcomandante Marcos
2006: New York City | Atticus Lish
1975: New York City | Susan Brownmiller
1943: Hamburg | Hans Erich Nossack

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
The Dread Gorgon | Caroline Alexander
Fear of Arrival | Ivan Vladislavić
Every Pebble Can Blow Us Sky-High | J. Hoberman
Land of Darkness | Suki Kim
In Search of Fear | Philippe Petit

Departments
Conversations | Kempe, Locke, the CIA
Miscellany | Egg Prophecy, Wolf Trials, Space Permits
Glossary | Boggle, Mammet, Scarehead
Sources | Readings & Art