= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1957 / January | View All Issues |

January 1957

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8, 10 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

12, 14, 17-18, 20 PDF

“World’s finest investments”?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

20 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Advertising supplement

21-24 PDF

In the interest of 103,000,000 Americans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

25-27 PDF

Genius, talent, and Liberace·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 29-44 PDF

Merrill’s Marauders·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The truth about an incredible adventure

Article

45-47 PDF

ERMA, the automatic banker·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

48-53 PDF

The great hunt for educated talent·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

53 PDF

Triumph and disaster·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

54-58 PDF

A better way to adopt a baby·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

57 PDF

Twentieth century pastoral·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Croquet

Fiction

59-66 PDF

First voice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

67-70 PDF

Damage suits·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A primrose path to immorality

Article

71-72 PDF

Picking your mate with a menu·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

79 PDF

Speak up, man·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Stop talking English!

After hours

80-82 PDF

Ornament to spare·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

82-83 PDF

Mr. Morgan’s library·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

83 PDF

Some corner of a foreign land·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

85-90 PDF

From society back to people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

90-92 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

92-93 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

94 PDF

Worth looking into . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

94-96 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

94-96 PDF

Contemporary music·

= 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 2015

In the Shadow of the Storm

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Measure for Measure

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Israel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Camera on Every Cop

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“The campaign music stopped. Hundreds of people, their faces now warped by the dread of a third bomb, began running for cover.”
Photograph © Guy Martin/Panos.
Article
Part Neither, Part Both·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Eight months pregnant I told an old woman sitting beside me on the bus that the egg that hatched my baby came from my wife’s ovaries. I didn’t know how the old woman would take it; one can never know. She was delighted: That’s like a fairy tale!”
Mother with Children, by Gustav Klimt © akg-images
Article
What Recovery?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Between 2007 and 2010, Albany’s poverty rate jumped 12 points, to a record high of 39.9 percent. More than two thirds of Albany’s 76,000 residents are black, and since 2010, their poverty rate has climbed even higher, to nearly 42 percent.”
Photograph by Will Steacy
Article
Rag Time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

From a May 23 commencement address delivered at Hofstra University. Doctorow died on Tuesday. He was 84.
“We are a deeply divided nation in danger of undergoing a profound change for the worse.”
Photograph by Giuseppe Giglia
Article
The Trouble with Israel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“We think we are the only people in the world who live with threat, but we have to work with regional leaders who will work with us. Bibi is taking the country into unprecedented international isolation.”
Photograph by Adam Golfer

Ratio of money spent by Britons on prostitution to that spent on hairdressing:

1:1

A German scientist was testing an anti-stupidity pill.

A Twitter spokesperson conceded that a “Frat House”–themed office party “was in poor taste at best.”

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