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Unfolding Scandal

The table of contents for our Spring 2020 issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Scandal, is now on newsstands. With original essays by Jack Beatty, Eric Jager, Nancy Lemann, and Ron Rosenbaum; Voices in Time contributions by Simone de Beauvoir, Anton Chekhov, Janet Flanner, Héloïse, Onyinye Ihezukwu, Petronius, W.T. Stead, Anthony Trollope, Mario Vargas Llosa, Tennessee Williams, and others; and art by Honoré Daumier, William Hogarth, and others.

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Cover of Scandal, the Spring 2020 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

Cover | Aquamanile of a medieval morality tale in which Phyllis, mistress of Alexander the Great, rides Aristotle, South Netherlandish, c. 1400
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | When You Gotta Go
Preamble | Ron Rosenbaum, Hidden Agendas

VOICES IN TIME
Smoke
2012: San Francisco | Christopher Lehane, Mark Fabiani, and Bill Guttentag
c. 160: Greece | Lucian
1883: Moscow | Anton Chekhov
374: Milan | Jacobus De Voragine
1910: London | W.T. Stead
1715: Versailles | Saint-Simon
1802: Richmond, VA | James Thomson Callender
1952: Priory Dean | Marghanita Laski
c. 320 bc: Athens | Theophrastus
c. 1350: Lombardy | Giovanni Boccaccio
1813: Derbyshire | Jane Austen
1959: Paris | Kenneth Anger
1777: London | Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1879: Utterden | Anthony Trollope
c. 1000: Heian-kyo | Sei Shonagon
1796: Boston | Judith Sargent Murray
1828: London | William Hazlitt
1664: Paris | Molière
1934: England | Evelyn Waugh
1873: Hartford, CT | Mark Twain
1308: Poitiers | Knights Templar Accusations
1991: Jamaica | Hazel D. Campbell
c. 1174 bc: Carthage | Virgil

Fire
2014: Nigeria | Onyinye Ihezukwu
1782: Paris | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
c. 1935: London | Quentin Crisp
1775: Seoul | Yi Tongmu
1960: Paris | Simone de Beauvoir
1925: White Plains, NY | Baltimore Afro-American
c. 1500 bc: Nuzi | Trial of Kushshiharbe
c. 1400: Mecca | The Thousand and One Nights
1818: Paris | Honoré de Balzac
1513: San Casciano | Niccolò Machiavelli
1918: Eastwold | Rose Allatini
c. 750: Basra | Ibn al-Muqaffa
c. 1990: Lima | Mario Vargas Llosa
1673: London | John Wilmot, earl of Rochester
1907: New York City | E.L. Doctorow
c. 1010: Ono | Murasaki Shikibu
1999: Cape Town | J.M. Coetzee
1897: Paris | Émile Zola
c. 600 bc: Greece | Aesop
c. 205: Carthage | Tertullian
1855: London | George Eliot
1604: Vienna | William Shakespeare

Ash
2019: Boston | Boris Kachka
c. 1810: Korea | Chong Yagyong
c. 1794: Paris | Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort
1905: New York City | Edith Wharton
c. 350 bc: Chu | Strategies of the Warring States
1953: Los Angeles | James Ellroy
c. 60: Rome | Petronius
1872: Washington, DC | Charles Sumner
c. 5000 bc: Viratnagar | Mahabharata
1945: Paris | Janet Flanner
1768: London | William Blackstone
c. 406 bc: Colonus | Sophocles
1906: Hawarden | E.D. Morel
c. 1494: Cognac | Marguerite de Navarre
1958: New Orleans | Tennessee Williams
c. 1133: Ferreux-Quincey | Héloïse
c. 1673: Bath | Joseph Glanvill
1785: Paris | Antal Szerb
1976: Ponce | Rosario Ferré
1032: Sahrajt | Cairo Genizah
1896: Reading | Oscar Wilde
324 bc: Athens | Plutarch
1879: Rio de Janeiro | Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
The Woman in Black | Eric Jager
Exquisite Scandal | Nancy Lemann
The Cleopatra’s Nose of 1914 | Jack Beatty

Departments
Conversations | Matthew Paris, Singapore Parliament, Maya Angelou
Miscellany | Herostratic Fame, Hobby Lobby, Spinhuis
Endnote: Fatted Calf | Lewis H. Lapham
Glossary | Branks, Oop, Struggle Session
Sources | Readings & Art