Roundtable

Welcome Night

The table of contents for our Winter 2019 issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The Winter 2019 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Night, is now on newsstands. With original essays by Anne Boyer, John Crowley, Holly Haworth, and Francine Prose; Voices in Time contributions by Elizabeth Bishop, Charlotte Brontë, Miguel de Cervantes, Edwidge Danticat, Sergei Eisenstein, Alan Furst, Hildegard of Bingen, Naguib Mahfouz, Maria Mitchell, Philo of Alexandria, Carl Sagan, and others; and art by Caravaggio, Edvard Munch, and others.

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Night, the Winter 2019 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

INTRODUCTORY
Cover | Nebra Sky Disk, oldest known realistic map of the cosmos, Germany, c. 1600 bc
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | Parallel Universes
Preamble | Francine Prose, After Dark

VOICES IN TIME
Twilight
2013: New York City | Jonathan Crary
360 bc: Athens | Plato
c. 1860: Paris | Charles Baudelaire
1917: Nettleton Lake | Edith Wharton
c. 1330: Kyoto | Yoshida Kenko
922: Volga Bulgaria | Ibn Fadlan
1920: London | H.M. Tomlinson
1578: Paris | Laurent Joubert
1942: Cairo | Naguib Mahfouz
1833: Whitcross | Charlotte Brontë
c. 1999: New Mexico | Carl Sagan
c. 700 bc: Tartarus | Hesiod
c. 1989: Haiti | Edwidge Danticat
1762: Paris | Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1692: Jürgensburg | Carlo Ginzburg
1947: Los Angeles | Dorothy B. Hughes
1995: Chicago | Roger Ebert
1867: London | Karl Marx
1908: Chicago | William Hard
2011: Mumbai | Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan, & Shilpa Ranade
c. 100: Rome | Plutarch
1790: Paraguay | Antonio di Benedetto
c. 1951: Saratoga Springs, NY | Elizabeth Bishop
c. 150: Isle of Dreams | Lucian
1937: Paris | Alan Furst
1851: London | Charles Dickens
1923: Shanghai | Yu Dafu
c. 1163: Rupertsberg | Hildegard of Bingen

Midnight
2017: Northern California | Samantha Hunt
1615: Spain | Miguel de Cervantes
1871: Washington, DC | U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee
1762: London | Elizabeth Carolina Keene
1936: Baltimore | F. Scott Fitzgerald
c. 1000: Heian-kyo | Sei Shonagon
c. 1980: Victoria Falls | Norman Rush
c. 1940: Vermont | Roaldus Richmond
1993: Kraków | Wisława Szymborska
1888: Saranac Lake, NY | Robert Louis Stevenson
1945: New York City | Joseph Mitchell
1862: Port Royal, SC | Charlotte Forten Grimké
c. 1905: Salt Lake City | Jack Black
622: Medina | Quran
1911: Prague | Franz Kafka
1684: Mexico City | Alicia Gaspar de Alba
c. 200: Ephesus | Artemidorus
c. 2010: New York | Daniel Genis
1927: London | Virginia Woolf
c. 1927: St. Petersburg | Sergei Eisenstein
1851: London | Henry Mayhew
c. 95: Rome | Quintilian
1628: London | Owen Felltham
c. 1785: Paris | Louis-Sébastien Mercier
c. 120: Rome | Juvenal
1894: New Siberian Islands | Fridtjof Nansen
1977: The Bronx | Luis “DJ Disco Wiz” Cedeño & Ivan Sanchez
c. 1250 bc: Egypt | Philo of Alexandria
1928: Cape Cod | Henry Beston

Dawn
2014: Dripping Springs, TX | Forrest Wilder
c. 1880: Poughkeepsie, NY | Maria Mitchell
c. 1180 bc: Argos | Aeschylus
1956: Philadelphia | Loren Eiseley
1863: Chancellorsville, VA | Walt Whitman
1953: Brest | Jean Genet
c. 1880: Macondo | Gabriel García Márquez
c. 550 bc: Athens | William Shakespeare
1926: Berlin | Vladimir Nabokov
1671: Nanjing | Li Yu
1763: London | James Boswell
1963: New York City | John Rechy
2006: London | Sukhdev Sandhu
c. 200: Dicaearchia | Aelian
1986: Los Angeles | Jean Baudrillard
16 bc: Rome | Ovid
1944: Italy | Italo Calvino
1331: Cairo | Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri
1932: Detroit | Louis-Ferdinand Céline
1851: Frankfurt | Arthur Schopenhauer
2018: New York City | Alice Robb
1911: Alaska | Inuit Myth
c. 1850: Oblomovka | Ivan Goncharov
1920: Buckinghamshire | C.G. Jung
1973: Iowa | Denis Johnson
1662: England | Margaret Cavendish
1966: Wad Hamid | Tayeb Salih
1898: Antarctica | Frederick A. Cook

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
The Fading Stars: A Constellation | Holly Haworth
Nocturnal Howling | Philippe Petit
The Fall of Night | Anne Boyer
The Hero of a Thousand Dreams | John Crowley

Departments
Conversations | Houdini, Sappho, Monsiváis
Miscellany | Moonmoons, Bedbugs, Soporific Cud
Glossary | Bolide, Night Coffee, Watchman
Sources | Readings & Art