Lapham s Quarterly Swindle Fraud None

  • Title: Lapham's Quarterly: Swindle & Fraud
  • Author: Lewis H. Lapham
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
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    About “Lewis H. Lapham

    1. Lewis H. Lapham says:

      Lewis Henry Lapham was the editor of Harper s Magazine from 1976 until 1981, and again from 1983 until 2006 He is the founder and current editor of Lapham s Quarterly, featuring a wide range of famous authors devoted to a single topic in each issue Lapham has also written numerous books on politics and current affairs.Lapham s Quarterlylaphamsquarterly



    2 thoughts on “Lapham's Quarterly: Swindle & Fraud

    1. Possibly my favorite issue yet. Almost every excerpt was interesting, funny, engaging. Didn't really enjoy the essays at the end though.

    2. LITERATURE! It’s what’s for dinner. And breakfast and lunch. What better on which to feast than fragments of thought and insight from great thinkers throughout history. Yes, they are only fragments and excerpts but ones I would never otherwise read were it not for L.Q.I think I hear my vast readership stampeding for the exit. What! No pictures at which to look? (Few anyway.)After all, who reads The Classics anymore? Who reads the great authors, thinkers, philosophers, and their erudite sycop [...]

    3. The last few involving copulation and deceit were amusing. The guy who thought he was cheating on his wife subsequently let his friend sleep with his wife by mistake. Another with the man paying the woman for a lifetime of sex under a false pretense in sight of a witness was able to extract the money again by putting the woman in a position where denying the debt dishonoured her, whether through explicit lying in front of the witness or through dishonour through reputation lost.The essays were g [...]

    4. It took me a long time to get started and really get into the magazine, and definitely took me a long time to finish reading it. On one hand, it is so good that I am saving the pages for next time. One the other, some essays are (again) quite hard to get into, especially the classics. Nonetheless, excellent curation of essays to the theme of Swindle and Fraud. Was surprised to see a piece from the Heptaméron by Margaret of Valois; didn't know she wrote because I would think that she is spending [...]

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