= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1889 / November | View All Issues |

November 1889

Literary notes

1-2 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Literary notes

1-4 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

2-3 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

3-4 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

812-827 PDF

The Mexican army·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

827 PDF

Love the crown of creation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

828 PDF

The river Duddon. The stepping stones·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

829-843 PDF

York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

844-857 PDF

At Grande Anse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

857-866 PDF

“Parthenia”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

866-884 PDF

A century of Hamlet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

885-895 PDF

Bird notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

896-920 PDF

A little journey in the world (XVIII-XXII)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

920-928 PDF

The Republic of Colombia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

928-936 PDF

Polly Winslow·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

936-943 PDF

The talking handkerchief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

943 PDF

Song of Indian summer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

944-955 PDF

The building of the cathedral at Chartres·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

956 PDF

Love’s labour lost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

957-958 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

957-962 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

958-960 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

960-962 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

962-967 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

962-967 PDF

– (I-VI)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

967 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

968-969 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

968-972 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

969 PDF

Geronimo’s offer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

969 PDF

He came of a family of musicians·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

969-970 PDF

A natural request·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

Ingin summer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

Didn’t think of English·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970-972 PDF

Among the artists·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

A motion to “squash”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

An amusing announcement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

Not tall enough·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

4 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

September 2015

Weed Whackers

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Tremendous Machine

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Goose in a Dress

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Genealogy of Orals

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Romancing Kano·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I recently spent a semester teaching writing at an elite liberal-arts college. At strategic points around the campus, in shades of yellow and green, banners displayed the following pair of texts. The first was attributed to the college’s founder, which dates it to the 1920s. The second was extracted from the latest version of the institution’s mission statement:

The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.

leadership
service
integrity
creativity

Let us take a moment to compare these texts. The first thing to observe about the older one is that it is a sentence. It expresses an idea by placing concepts in relation to one another within the kind of structure that we call a syntax. It is, moreover, highly wrought: a parallel structure underscored by repetition, five adverbs balanced two against three.

Article
The Prisoner of Sex·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It is disappointing that parts of Purity read as though Franzen urgently wanted to telegraph a message to anyone who would defend his fiction from charges of chauvinism: ‘No, you’ve got me wrong. I really am sexist.’”
Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
Gangs of Karachi·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In Karachi, sometimes only the thinnest of polite fictions separates the politicians from the men who kill and extort on their behalf.”
Photograph © Asim Rafiqui/NOOR Images
Article
Weed Whackers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Defining 'native' and 'invasive' in an ever-shifting natural world poses some problems. The camel, after all, is native to North America, though it went extinct here 8,000 years ago, while the sacrosanct redwood tree is invasive, having snuck in at some point in the past 65 million years.”
Photograph by Chad Ress
Article
The Neoliberal Arts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“College is seldom about thinking or learning anymore. Everyone is running around trying to figure out what it is about. So far, they have come up with buzzwords, mainly those three.”
Artwork by Julie Cockburn

Percentage of Britons who cannot name the city that provides the setting for the musical Chicago:

65

An Australian entrepreneur was selling oysters raised in tanks laced with Viagra.

A naked man believed to be under the influence of LSD rammed his pickup truck into two police cars.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

Subways Are for Sleeping

By

“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”

Subscribe Today