Limited edition collection of Laphams Quarterly. This handsome boxed set includes the first four issues- States of War, About Money, Book of Nature and Ways of Learning- with an autographed letter from Editor Lewis Lapham. It is enclosed in aMoreLimited edition collection of Laphams Quarterly. This handsome boxed set includes the first four issues- States of War, About Money, Book of Nature and Ways of Learning- with an autographed letter from Editor Lewis Lapham. It is enclosed in a handsome midnight blue slipcase featuring our signature Janus coin.Four times a year, the editors of Laphams Quarterly explore a topic current in the headlines, carefully selecting hundreds of pieces of literature and art that span three millennia and bring timeless perspective to each topic.
In each issue you will find both historical and contemporary writings on the topic, along with a preamble written by Lewis Lapham. In States of War, the premier issue of the Quarterly, you will find the works of Sun Tzu, Voltaire, Homer, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, Tim OBrien, and Richard Nixon along with contemporary writers such as Caleb Carr and Fritz Stern. The second issue About Money offers perspective from the writings of Aristophanes, Karl Marx, John the Apostle, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Virginia Woolf and Daniel Loeb, as well as contemporary historians Jack Weatherford and Jackson Lears.
Book of Nature pays tribute to the timeless tug-of-war between man and nature, examined by Charles Darwin, John Steinbeck, Sir Francis Bacon, Immanuel Kant, Rachel Carson, Virgil and Edward Abbey. The contemporary essays are written by D. Graham Burnett and Steven Stoll along with several others. The most current issue, Ways of Learning looks at the history of education from the writings of great educators, philosophers, and authors. Thomas Jefferson, Buddah, Leonardo da Vinci, Helen Keller, Sylvia Plath,Denis Diderot and Quintilian are among those providing the back story while Andrew Delbanco and George Steiner look at the change of the college idea and experience and the loss of the study of the humanities to the study of sciences.