= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1924 / March | View All Issues |

March 1924

illustration

Front cover PDF

Mrs. Bache·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Fiction

425-445 PDF

Julie Cane·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A novel ([part I], chaps. [I]-IX)

Poetry

446 PDF

Pantomime in one act·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

447-457 PDF

Through the eastern gate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

Frontispiece, 458-469 PDF

Emancipation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

470 PDF

Two poems·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

470 PDF

The ghost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

470 PDF

The will·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

471-480 PDF

A manual of the new mentality·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

480 PDF

Secret·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

481-486 PDF

Captains of industry vs. captains of finance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

487-505 PDF

The ruined Hortons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

507-513 PDF

Stabilizing the dollar·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

514-526 PDF

Tragedienne·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

527-535 PDF

Civilized unreason·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

535 PDF

A toast to poets·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

545-547 PDF

A little lecture on the atom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

547-550 PDF

The rising tide of culture·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

550-552 PDF

Photographs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

553-556 PDF

Advertisement as a world power·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

553-556 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

557-558 PDF

The sentimental burglar·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

557-560 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

558 PDF

Such is life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

559 PDF

A disappointed Balboa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

559 PDF

Reason for clemency·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

559 PDF

An ascending business·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

559 PDF

Proof·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

559 PDF

Relativity and the motorist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

559 PDF

Proof positive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

560 PDF

Clouds·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

560 PDF

Attracting attention·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

560 PDF

A compromise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

560 PDF

Mere inadvertence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

560 PDF

Fiction castaway·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 506 PDF

Portrait of Mrs. Bache by John Hoppner·

= 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