= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1963 / January | View All Issues |

January 1963

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, 14-16, 19 PDF

A “scientific” formula for disarmament?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

20-23 PDF

The inside of the pinball game·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

23 PDF

To his coy verses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

25-32 PDF

The first real chance for disarmament·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

29 PDF

Books on disarmament·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

32 PDF

How to make pruning hooks out of spears·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

33-35 PDF

The alternate-people plan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-37 PDF

Introduction·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

Front cover, 36-45 PDF

Washington wife·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-45 PDF

The uninhibited diaries of Ellen Maury Slayden·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-52 PDF

Annapolis·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Teaching young sea dogs old tricks

Article

53-58 PDF

Lucky American women (the view from Tokyo)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

59-63 PDF

The first underwater park·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

64-65, 70-72 PDF

The man to see in California·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

73 PDF

“Asphodel, rose . . . sesame . . .”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

79 PDF

A handbook for beginners·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

80-82 PDF

The giraffe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

84-89 PDF

Farewell to the Balkans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

90-94 PDF

Cultural politics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1963

[Coming in Harper’s]

94 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

94-97 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

98 PDF

And also . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

98-99 PDF

Fischer-Dieskau and the lieder singers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

99 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

99 PDF

Duet·

= 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 2016

The Origins of Speech

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Four in Verse

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Sigh and a Salute

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Four in Prose

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Don the Realtor

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Atlas Aggregated

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Martin Amis on the rise of Trump, Tom Wolfe on the origins of speech, Art Spiegelman on Si Lewen, fiction by Diane Williams, and more

In Havana, the past year has been marked by a parade of bold-faced names from the north — John Kerry reopening the United States Embassy; Andrew Cuomo bringing a delegation of American business leaders; celebrities ranging from Joe Torre, traveling on behalf of Major League Baseball to oversee an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team, to Jimmy Buffett, said to be considering opening one of his Margaritaville restaurants there. All this culminated with a three-day trip in March by Barack Obama, the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. But to those who know the city well, perhaps nothing said as much about the transformation of political relations between the United States and Cuba that began in December 2014 as a concert in the Tribuna Antiimperialista.

Illustration by Darrel Rees
Article
Don the Realtor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"If you have ever wondered what it’s like, being a young and avaricious teetotal German-American philistine on the make in Manhattan, then your curiosity will be quenched by The Art of the Deal."
Photograph (detail) © Polly Borland/Exclusive by Getty Images
Article
The Origins of Speech·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"To Chomsky...every child’s language organ could use the 'deep structure,' 'universal grammar,' and 'language acquisition device' he was born with to express what he had to say, no matter whether it came out of his mouth in English or Urdu or Nagamese."
Illustration (detail) by Darrel Rees. Source photograph © Miroslav Dakov/Alamy Live News
Article
A Sigh and a Salute·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Si told me that various paintings had spoken to him, but he wished they had been hung closer together 'so they could talk to each other.' This observation planted a seed that would come to fruition years later in his mature work."
Artwork (detail) by Si Lewen
Article
El Bloqueo·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Amid the festivities and the flood of celebrities, it would be easy for Americans to miss that the central plank of the long-standing cold war against Cuba — the economic embargo — remains very much alive and well."
Photograph (detail) by Rose Marie Cromwell

Percentage of registered Democrats who say that fishing is their favorite spectator sport:

1.8

Democrats would win more elections if black Americans died at the same rate as white Americans.

A former U.S. intelligence official said pornography constituted 80 percent of the material on jihadists’ seized laptops, and Starbucks and McDonald’s made porn inaccessible from their Wi-Fi networks.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today