= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1947 / June | View All Issues |

June 1947

New books

1-2, 4-8 PDF

Lives on view and music in the air·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

7-8, 10 PDF

Musk ox, digested·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

8-10 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

10, 12-14 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

15-19 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

481-491 PDF

The taste-makers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

492-499 PDF

Coal without strikes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

500-507 PDF

The professor and the puli·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

508-509 PDF

Under which lyre·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A reactionary tract for the times

Article

510-515 PDF

Labor relations on a hard-boiled basis·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

516-523 PDF

These British movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

524-527 PDF

Recipe for catastrophe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

527 PDF

Lightning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Western half-acre

528-530 PDF

Western half-acre·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Western half-acre

528-530 PDF

Western half-acre·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

531-534 PDF

Grandma, grandpa, and Riverside Road·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

535-542 PDF

Gentlemen, I give you Herbert Read·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

542 PDF

As big almost as my face·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

543-546 PDF

The easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

547-555 PDF

Where to find buried treasure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

555 PDF

Postwar reflections·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

556-561 PDF

The misfortunes of the Flapjacks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

561 PDF

Gold and silver morning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

562-572 PDF

Report on the Europeans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

572 PDF

The good old days; or, go along with you·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

573-574 PDF

After hours·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

574-575 PDF

Convertible bandwagon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

575 PDF

Anonymous egg·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

575-576 PDF

Some furniture to live with·

= 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 164 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2015

Black Hat, White Hat

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Beyond the Broken Window

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In Search of a Stolen Fiddle

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Displaced in the D.R.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quietest Place in the Universe

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
In Search of a Stolen Fiddle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“To lose an instrument is to lose an essential piece of one’s identity. It brings its own solitary form of grief.”
Violin © Serge Picard/Agence VU
Post
Driving the San Joaquin Valley·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Don sucked the last of his drink through his straw and licked his lips. 'The coast, to me, is more interesting than the valley.'”
Photograph by the author
Article
Othello’s Son·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fred Morton, who died this week in Vienna, at the age of 90, was a longtime contributor to Harper's Magazine and a good friend. "Othello's Son," which was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013, appeared in our September 2013 issue.
Photograph © Alex Gotfryd/CORBIS
Article
Beyond the Broken Window·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“By the time Bratton left the department, in 2009, Los Angeles had quietly become the most spied-on city in America.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Displaced in the D.R.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“How is it possible that my birth certificate is invalid if I was born here?”
Photograph by Pierre Michel Jean

Number of African countries with vaccination rates higher than that of the United States:

16

Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.

A farmer in Surrey, England, was ordered by the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to tear down his cannon-equipped castle, which he had built secretly and then concealed behind hay bales.

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