= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1963 / August | View All Issues |

August 1963

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.

After hours

24-29 PDF

A fly-by-night trip to Morocco·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

31-35 PDF

How to read the financial pages without going broke·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-41 PDF

The ice tiger·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

42-47 PDF

Kenwood foils the block-busters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

48-55 PDF

Scientists in collision·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Was Velikovsky right?

Article

50 PDF

The red badge of literacy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

56-61 PDF

To be a Bernhardt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

62-66 PDF

The only way to write a modern poem about a nightingale·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

69-75 PDF

Riot squad for the New Frontier·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

76-83 PDF

New York drowns another valley·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

82 PDF

If you were here·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

88-92 PDF

Homecoming; a story·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

93-98 PDF

Love, irony, and a bit of vitriol·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

96 PDF

Mr. Masoch and Count de Sade·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

98-99 PDF

Mathematics for practically everybody·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

99 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

100 PDF

And also . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

100-101 PDF

Siegfried, Beatrice and Benedict, Bluebeard·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

101 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

101 PDF

The place·

= 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

Beyond the Broken Window

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In Search of a Stolen Fiddle

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

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.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

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
Article
The Quietest Place in the Universe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Gaitskell and his colleagues are approaching the revelation of a new order, a new universe, in which even light will be known differently, and darkness as well.”
Painting by Sebastiaan Bremer
Article
The Test of Time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“One by one his books dismantle the idea that art consoles, that art contains truths, that art expresses the soul. He insists on the artificiality and createdness of his narratives.”
Article
Saving the Whale, Again·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“While the other Wall Street behemoths are currently tapering their derivatives trading, Citi has been expanding its own.”
Illustration by Ross MacDonald
[Browsings]
On Broadway·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photograph by the author

Chance that an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:

1 in 3

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 pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”

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