= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1952 / September | View All Issues |

September 1952

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

4, 6, 8, 10, 12-15 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

16-18 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

21-28 PDF

Yale ’36–look at them now·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

28 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 29-35 PDF

Boy into man·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

35 PDF

A quartet of elders·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

35 PDF

The old reformer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

35 PDF

The old philanthropist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

35 PDF

The old actor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

35 PDF

The old beauty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-43 PDF

The turning point for Lewis & Clark·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

44-49 PDF

Krilium and its rivals·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

49 PDF

Safari·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

50-53 PDF

The secret weapon of Joe Smith·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

54-61 PDF

De Gasperi·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Statesman of the dark hours

Fiction

66-77 PDF

The man on the trestle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

The easy chair

78-81 PDF

The end of the stalwarts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

82-90 PDF

Tuxedo Park–black tie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

90 PDF

Footnote to the class struggle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

91 PDF

Country gentleman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

91-92 PDF

“Of her we sing”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

92 PDF

Ten-strike at Torquilstone·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

92-93 PDF

Summer culture·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

94, 96, 98-99 PDF

The new reviewer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

99-101 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

101 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

102-103 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

102-103 PDF

The new recordings·

= 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

August 2016

Don the Realtor

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Atlas Aggregated

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Origins of Speech

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Four in Verse

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Sigh and a Salute

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Four in Prose

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Martin Amis on the rise of Trump, Tom Wolfe on the origins of speech, Art Spiegelman on Si Lewen, fiction by Diane Williams, and more

In Havana, the past year has been marked by a parade of bold-faced names from the north — John Kerry reopening the United States Embassy; Andrew Cuomo bringing a delegation of American business leaders; celebrities ranging from Joe Torre, traveling on behalf of Major League Baseball to oversee an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team, to Jimmy Buffett, said to be considering opening one of his Margaritaville restaurants there. All this culminated with a three-day trip in March by Barack Obama, the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. But to those who know the city well, perhaps nothing said as much about the transformation of political relations between the United States and Cuba that began in December 2014 as a concert in the Tribuna Antiimperialista.

Illustration by Darrel Rees
Article
Don the Realtor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"If you have ever wondered what it’s like, being a young and avaricious teetotal German-American philistine on the make in Manhattan, then your curiosity will be quenched by The Art of the Deal."
Photograph (detail) © Polly Borland/Exclusive by Getty Images
Article
The Origins of Speech·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"To Chomsky...every child’s language organ could use the 'deep structure,' 'universal grammar,' and 'language acquisition device' he was born with to express what he had to say, no matter whether it came out of his mouth in English or Urdu or Nagamese."
Illustration (detail) by Darrel Rees. Source photograph © Miroslav Dakov/Alamy Live News
Article
A Sigh and a Salute·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Si told me that various paintings had spoken to him, but he wished they had been hung closer together 'so they could talk to each other.' This observation planted a seed that would come to fruition years later in his mature work."
Artwork (detail) by Si Lewen
Article
El Bloqueo·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Amid the festivities and the flood of celebrities, it would be easy for Americans to miss that the central plank of the long-standing cold war against Cuba — the economic embargo — remains very much alive and well."
Photograph (detail) by Rose Marie Cromwell

Estimated temperature of Hell, according to two Spanish physicists ‘ interpretation of the Bible:

832°F

The ecosystems around Chernobyl, Ukraine, are now healthier than they were before the nuclear disaster, though radiation levels are still too high for human habitation.

A TSA agent in Seattle was arrested for taking up-skirt photos of women in the airport, a Maryland police officer was arrested for taking up-skirt photos of an off-duty colleague, and the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that taking up-skirt photos is legal in the state.

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