= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1946 / August | View All Issues |

August 1946

Personal and otherwise

1-2, 4, 7-8 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 8, 10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

29-30, 32, 35-36, 38 PDF

The new books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

38, 40-41 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Cartoon

107-110 PDF

Mottoes illustrated·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

111-119 PDF

Middletown revisited·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Snapshots of Muncie at peace

Article

119 PDF

They will not welsh?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

120-125 PDF

The schemers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

126-129 PDF

The easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

130-134 PDF

Candidates for heart attack·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

134 PDF

Abandoned·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

135 PDF

Ids off to Dr. Ackel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

136-143 PDF

Austria·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Liberated problem-child

Poetry

143 PDF

The lonely kings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

144-157 PDF

Spruance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Picture of the admiral

Western half-acre

158-161 PDF

Western half-acre·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Western half-acre

158-161 PDF

Western half-acre·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

161 PDF

The album hour, 1869·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

162-169 PDF

China’s master spy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

169 PDF

That man in the White House·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

170-175 PDF

Ebu and the two-ton lift·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

170-182 PDF

Three short stories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

175-177 PDF

Braun’s house·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

177-182 PDF

Past the age of folly·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

183-192 PDF

The role of intellectuals·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

192 PDF

Irresolution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

4 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= 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

October 2016

Psychedelic Trap

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Hamilton Cult

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Held Back

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Division Street

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Innocents

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quiet Car

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Hamilton Cult·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The past is complicated, and explaining it is not just a trick, but a gamble."
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell
Article
Division Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Perfectly sane people lose access to housing every day, though the resultant ordeal may undermine some of that sanity, as it might yours and mine."
Photograph © Robert Gumpert
Article
Held Back·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"'We don’t know where the money went!' a woman cried out. 'They looted it! They stole our money!'"
Artwork by Mischelle Moy
Article
The Quiet Car·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.

Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.

Photograph by Joshua Lutz
Article
Innocents·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion."
Photograph © Nadia Shira Cohen

Amount the town of Rolfe, Iowa, will pay anyone who builds a home there:

$1,200

Ancient Egyptians worshiped some dwarves as gods.

In Italy, a judge ordered that a man who paid for sex with a 15-year-old girl must buy her 30 feminist-themed books, including The Diary of Anne Frank and the poems of Emily Dickinson.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today