= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1947 / December | View All Issues |

December 1947

New books

1-2, 6-7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 PDF

Perennial pastime·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Annexing art


Personal and otherwise

6-11 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

12-14 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

481-489 PDF

The military move in·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

498-505 PDF

Benny and the tar-baby·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

506-514 PDF

A European traveler’s notebook·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

514 PDF

Great-grandfather of TVA’s contour plowing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

515-518 PDF

The easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

519-528 PDF

Gertrude Stein·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A self-portrait

Article

529-536 PDF

Greece puts us to the test·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

536 PDF

Desert vineyard·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

537-544 PDF

Blueprint for a silver age·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notes on a visit to America

Fiction

545-546 PDF

The light of day·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

545-548 PDF

Two stories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

547-548 PDF

A sad garden·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

549-558 PDF

The strong man of the Balkans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

558 PDF

Pacific door·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

559-561 PDF

There goes Upper Michigan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

562-572 PDF

The UN builds its home·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

572 PDF

To a candle at an inn·

= 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

Looks like a wax thing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

575-576 PDF

American comic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

4 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

6 PDF

Personal and otherwise·

= 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

Post
“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
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
Article
The Quietest Place in the Universe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Gaitskell and his colleagues are approaching the revelation of a new order, a new universe, in which even light will be known differently, and darkness as well.”
Painting by Sebastiaan Bremer

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