= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1960 / January | View All Issues |

January 1960

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 8, 10 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

12, 14, 19-21 PDF

New hope for television?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

22, 24-25 PDF

The erosion of Detroit·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

30-37 PDF

Evelyn Waugh runs a fair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 38-45 PDF

The missile mess·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

42 PDF

Say which·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-51 PDF

Last of the rugged individualists·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

59-66, f66 PDF

The passing of the Paris flea market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

67-71 PDF

The job the lawyers shirk·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72-75 PDF

High fidelity–to what? A musician looks at recorded music·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

75 PDF

On the death of friends in childhood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

76-80 PDF

The rain horse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

86-88 PDF

Public women·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

89-94 PDF

Of biography and biographers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

94-97 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

97 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

98-100 PDF

Down the river with Beecham·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

100 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

100 PDF

And also . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

100 PDF

Benny·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

100 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= 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