= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1956 / April | View All Issues |

April 1956

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

8-9, 12 PDF

House party for eleven doctors·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

12, 14, 16 PDF

Greetings, girls·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

16 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

20-24 PDF

The plain man as inventor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

29-35 PDF

The politics of revenge·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-37 PDF

Out where the tall antennas grow·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38-43 PDF

America becomes a “have-not” nation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 44-48 PDF

The best theater season in years·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

48 PDF

Horace to Tibullus·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

52 PDF

Ambassador extraordinary and cheap, too·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

54-57 PDF

Man’s courage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

58-66 PDF

E.H. Armstrong·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The hero as inventor

Article

67-72 PDF

The Dutch hustle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

73-77 PDF

Buying on time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Where do you stop?

Poetry

77 PDF

If you have an appointment for April break it·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

78-79 PDF

Cutaway (goo-goo on disc)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

79-80 PDF

Treasure trove·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

80-81 PDF

Hot lunch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

82, 84, 88, 90, 92-96 PDF

Political rhetoric, the decision-makers, and some innocents abroad·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

97-99 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

99-100 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

101 PDF

Worth looking into . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

101-104 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

101-104 PDF

Briefs on the spoken word·

= 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
Last month, the PEN America Center announced its intention to honor Charlie Hebdo with its Freedom of Expression Courage Award at a gala on May 5. Six members of the organization have withdrawn from the gala in protest. In "The Joke," Justin E. H. Smith addressed the Anglo-American left's response to the killings.
Photo of a Charlie Hebdo editorial meeting in 2006 by Jean-Francois/DEROUBAIX
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

Weeks after the peso collapsed that former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari joined the board of Dow Jones:

4

A Disney behavioral ecologist announced that elephants’ long-range low-frequency vocal rumblings draw elephant friends together and drive elephant enemies apart.

A robot known as Random Darknet Shopper that was confiscated by Swiss police for purchasing ten ecstasy pills online was cleared of charges.

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