= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1920 / May | View All Issues |

May 1920

Fiction

721-735 PDF

The beauty and the Bolshevist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story in three parts (part I)


Poetry

735 PDF

Lovely chance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

743 PDF

Resurrection·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

Frontispiece, 744-746, f746, 747-757 PDF

A dream or two·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

758-770 PDF

Death Valley·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

770 PDF

Danger·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

771-784 PDF

What Bolshevism has become·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

785-793 PDF

No flowers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

809-812 PDF

The opal arrow-head·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

823 PDF

Three quatrains·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

823 PDF

The cup·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

823 PDF

Forgive me not!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

823 PDF

The rose·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

824-836 PDF

The crocodile’s half-sister·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

836 PDF

The quest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

837-845 PDF

Bird intimacies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

846-849 PDF

Our statish language·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

849-852 PDF

Is fame becoming extinct?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

852 PDF

Epistle to Alexander Pope·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

852-854 PDF

The case of Jack Robinson·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

854-856 PDF

The dominion of the sentimental·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

857-860 PDF

Just like Chelu’zim·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

857-864 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

860 PDF

A humane warden·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

860 PDF

Rather fair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Another practice wanted·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Heavenly amusement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Not much progress·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Sauce for the gander·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

A precious gem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

A wise chauffeur·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

No rudeness there·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

His object·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

Frightful reparation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

No need of adornment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

A new factor to reckon with·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

A new disease·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

A personage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Mother Goose, linguist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Bad bookeeping·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Economic information·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

A different itinerary·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

The easiest way·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Virginibus puerisque·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= 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

February 2017

Remainers

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

JB & FD

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Blood and Soil

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Grim Fairy Tale

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Trump: A Resister’s Guide

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Little Things

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Illustration (detail) by Steve Brodner
Article
The Patient War·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Photograph (detail) © Andrew Quilty/Oculi/Redux
Article
Little Things·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Photograph (detail) of miniatures by Lori DeBacker by Thomas Allen
Article
Blood and Soil·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Illustration (detail) by Nate Kitch
Article
JB & FD·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Illustration (detail) by Matthew Richardson

Chances that an American knows the position of his or her senators on health-care reform:

1 in 3

Climate experts proposed creating a fleet of cloud-seeding yachts that will pump water vapor into the atmosphere to thicken global cloud cover, thereby reflecting more sunlight, in order to counteract the effects of global warming.

In San Antonio, a 150-pound pet tortoise knocked over a lamp, igniting a mattress fire that spread to a neighbor’s home.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Who Goes Nazi?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

By

"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."

Subscribe Today