Lewis H. Lapham





Lewis H. Lapham


Born
in San Francisco, California, The United States
January 08, 1935


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 Quarterly
http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/

Average rating: 4.09 · 3,691 ratings · 369 reviews · 81 distinct works · Similar authors
Gag Rule: On the Suppressio...

3.83 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Lapham’s Quarterly: Comedy

4.14 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2013
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Money and Class in America:...

3.92 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Lapham's Quarterly: Foreign...

4.24 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2015
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Lapham's Quarterly: Eros

4.20 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2009
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Lapham's Quarterly: Swindle...

4.26 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2015
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Lapham's Quarterly: Time (V...

4.23 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2014
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Lapham's Quarterly: Animals

4.02 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2013
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Lapham's Quarterly:  Youth ...

4.05 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Waiting for the Barbarians

3.60 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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“As many as six out of ten American adults have never read a book of any kind, and the bulletins from the nation’s educational frontiers read like the casualty reports from a lost war.”
Lewis H. Lapham, Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
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“From authors whom I read more than once I learn to value the weight of words and to delight in their meter and cadence -- in Gibbon's polyphonic counterpoint and Guedalla's command of the subjunctive, in Mailer's hyperbole and Dillard's similes, in Twain's invectives and burlesques with which he set the torch of his ferocious wit to the hospitality tents of the world's colossal humbug . . . I know no other way out of what is both the maze of the eternal present and the prison of the self except with a string of words."
- from Harper's Notebook, November 2010”
Lewis H. Lapham

“Money is like fire, an element as little troubled by moralising as earth, air, and water. Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around it as if it were the incarnation of a god . . . It acquires its meaning from the uses to which it is put.”
Lewis H. Lapham



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