= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1957 / June | View All Issues |

June 1957

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Advertising supplement

9-12 PDF

Aluminum·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A modern success story

The editor’s easy chair

13-14, 16-17 PDF

Mystery island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

17 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

18, 20-21 PDF

The making of a writer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 23-31 PDF

Public relations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The invisible sell

Article

32-33 PDF

The tyranny of the tomato·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

34-40 PDF

A better way to deal with China·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

41-45 PDF

The morning of the bride·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Poetry

45 PDF

After some years·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-50 PDF

Can we grow geniuses in science?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50 PDF

Mens sana in corpore chic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

51-56 PDF

The tourist’s Persia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

57-59 PDF

California’s dedicated detective·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

60-65 PDF

Murder in the schoolroom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

66-71, 74 PDF

Eugene O’Neill·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notes from a critic’s diary

Poetry

74 PDF

New homes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

75-77 PDF

Music minus me·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

77-78 PDF

Manners·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

79-80, 82-88 PDF

Ladies and gentlemen . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

88-90 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

90-91 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

92, 94-96 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

92, 94-96 PDF

Monuments·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

92 PDF

Worth looking into . . .·

= 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

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.

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.

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