= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1938 / November | View All Issues |

November 1938

Personal and otherwise

1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10-12 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

561-571 PDF

Chicago·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Time for another fire

Article

572-582; 1 PDF

Grandmother Smith’s plantation (part I)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

583-584 PDF

The ballad of Chaldon Down·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

583-586 PDF

Five poems·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

584 PDF

“Fontaine, je ne boirai pas de ton eau!”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

585 PDF

Huntsman, what quarry?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

586 PDF

Impression·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fog off the coast of Dorset

Poetry

586 PDF

Sonnet in answer to a question·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

587-594 PDF

Bantu wedding·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

595-603 PDF

Infant industry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The quintuplets

Article

604-607 PDF

Liechtenstein, the world’s biggest safe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

622-624 PDF

The man with a tractor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

625-636 PDF

Sleep and insomnia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

637-645 PDF

The way the luck runs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

646-650 PDF

From state rights to state autarchy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

651-656; 4 PDF

I drove a White steamer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

657-664 PDF

We needn’t go to war·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

665 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

665-667 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

667 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

667-668 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

668 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

668 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

669-672 PDF

Snow White and the seven dreads·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

12 PDF

Posterity take notice!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

January 2015

Come With Us if You Want to Live

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Body Politic

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Problem of Pain Management

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Game On

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Love Crimes

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Body Politic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“‘He wrote all these love poems, but he was a son of a bitch,’ said a reporter from a wire service.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
Love Crimes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If a man rapes a woman, she might be forced to marry him, because in Afghanistan sex before marriage is dishonorable.”
Photographs © Andrew Quilty/Oculi/Agence VU
Article
Game On·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union had posed a truly existential threat.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Come With Us if You Want to Live·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I was startled that all these negative ideologies could be condensed so easily into a positive worldview.”
Illustration by Darrel Rees
Article
Christmas in Prison·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just so you motherfuckers know, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family, eating a good meal, and you’ll all be here, right where you belong.”
Photographer unknown. Artwork courtesy Alyse Emdur

Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:

36,000

A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.

Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”

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

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today