= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1915 / September | View All Issues |

September 1915

Article

488, 512-520, f520, 521-522 PDF

Steamboating through Dixie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

489-499 PDF

The lane that has no turning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

500-511 PDF

Lost and found·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

523-526 PDF

Somebody’s mother·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

527-537 PDF

The red men of the Guianian forests·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

538-548 PDF

The sardonic adventure of Simeon Small·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

549-554, f554, 555-564, f564, 565-566 PDF

The side of the angels·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A novel (chaps. VII-X)

Fiction

567-576 PDF

The sad-glad lady·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

586-593 PDF

The way of the reformer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

593 PDF

Revelation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

594-599 PDF

In the fifties·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

599 PDF

The guest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

600, f600, 601-606, f606, 607-608 PDF

The obstacle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

609-618 PDF

Do insects migrate like birds?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

619-625 PDF

The saint·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

626, f626, 627-632, f632, 633 PDF

The white elephant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

634-637 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

634-637 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

638-640 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

638-640 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

641-644 PDF

Uncle Joe’s romance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

641-648 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

Rebellious small boy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

Coming up to expectations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

And he was right·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

A natural inquiry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

Duty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

The flirt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

Weighted down·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

A reasonable advance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

Under the table·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Self-conscious owner of second-hand car·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Beating him to it·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Unmasculine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

A painstaking servant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Ominous·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

His by right·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

Another answer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

How could he tell?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

The common practice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

Circumstantial evidence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

Which?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

Advice to débutantes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

His peculiarity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

Unnecessary preparation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

A natural choice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

Current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

His part·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

And so would others·

= 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

A Goose in a Dress

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Genealogy of Orals

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Neoliberal Arts

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Gangs of Karachi

= 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