= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1959 / March | View All Issues |

March 1959

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 8, 10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

28-29 PDF

Among our contributors·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Ashes on our heads

Article

31-36 PDF

The pretty Americans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How wives behave overseas

Article

36 PDF

Love on Madison Avenue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-39 PDF

File and forget·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40-42, 47-49 PDF

What a modern Catholic believes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

48 PDF

Well, that’s that·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50-55 PDF

The Wall Street Journal woos the eggheads·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

58 PDF

Old world dialogue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

64-66 PDF

The happy cardiac·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 67-71 PDF

Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

71 PDF

Philander musing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72-78, 81 PDF

Waste not, have not·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A clue to American prosperity

Fiction

82-87 PDF

Eagle day·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

88-91 PDF

The elegant professional who is running England·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Mr. Harper’s after hours

92 PDF

The librarian’s friend·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Mr. Harper’s after hours

92-95 PDF

Mr. Harper’s after hours·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Mr. Harper’s after hours

93-95 PDF

Waterfalls and tall buildings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

96, 98, 100, 102-104 PDF

Mostly about the young·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

105-108 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

108 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

109, 111-112 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

109, 111-112 PDF

Perspectives·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

111 PDF

Worth hearing . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

112 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

112 PDF

Tenor sax·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

August 2014

The End of Retirement

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Octopus and Its Grandchildren

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Francis and the Nuns

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Return of the Strongman

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The End of Retirement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“For those riding the economy’s outermost edge, adaptation may now mean giving up what full-time RV dwellers call ‘stick houses’ to hit the road and seek work.”
Photograph (detail) © Max Whittaker
Post
The Many Faces of Boko·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“People want education. Open a school and they will rush.”
Photograph © The author
Article
The Octopus and Its Grandchildren·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On Stanford University’s origins and vision
“The pervasive fantasy that Silicon Valley doesn’t need the government obscures the role of that government in funding much of the research that built it.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz
Post
God Lives on Lemon Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Bethel was Oz-like for me. I mean that with all the awe, utter hopefulness, and mythic fear with which Dorothy and her friends had approached that magical city.”
Photograph (detail) ©© Clemens v. Vogelson (Flickr)
Article
Francis and the Nuns·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“A year and a half into his papacy, Pope Francis is looking an awful lot like his predecessors.”
Photograph (detail) © Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Ratio of the top weekly fee paid a Munchkin in 1939′s The Wizard of Oz to the weekly fee paid for Toto:

4:5

Czech and German deer still do not cross the Iron Curtain.

The Japanese artist Rokudenashiko was arrested for distributing 3D-printer schematics of her vagina in exchange for donations intended for the construction of a kayak.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today