Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.
Watson and the Shark, by John Singleton Copley, 1778. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Volume VI, Number 3 | summer 2013
Around noon on April 27, 1932, while aboard a steamship southeast of Florida, poet Hart Crane, intoxicated and still wearing his pajamas, jumped overboard. The ship’s captain later told Crane’s companion, Peggy Cowley, “If the propellers didn’t grind him to mincemeat, then the sharks got him immediately.”
Take back your golden fiddles, and we’ll beat to open sea.—Rudyard Kipling, 1892
Stay Updated Subscribe to the LQ Newsletter
The World in Time
Lewis H. Lapham talks with Alan Rusbridger, author of Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now. More