= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1909 / November | View All Issues |

November 1909

Article

812, 854-865 PDF

Landegon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

813-822 PDF

Wild France·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

822 PDF

Gargoyle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

823-832 PDF

The winning lady·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

841-853 PDF

The little romance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A tale out of season

Poetry

865 PDF

The poplars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Drama

866-875 PDF

A true hero·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Melodrama

Article

876-887 PDF

Getting the traffic through·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

888-f888 PDF

Portrait of a Lady, by Francisco de Zurbaran·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

889-895 PDF

Youth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

897-902 PDF

An antitoxin for fatigue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

903-913 PDF

The autumn fan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

914-925 PDF

New York–city of romance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

925 PDF

Snows of yesterday·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

926-931 PDF

When the gods sneer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

932 PDF

All loves in one·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

933-941 PDF

The older Siam·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Some recent arch??¦ological discoveries

Poetry

941 PDF

By this I know·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

942-948 PDF

The offence of Stephen Danesford·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

949-956 PDF

The dulcimore·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

957 PDF

Friends with the world·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

957-960 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

957-960 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

961-964 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

961-964 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

965-968 PDF

Beverly’s protective mechanical goat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

965-972 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

969 PDF

Strategic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

The wrong catalogue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

Who will answer?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

Satisfied·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

A practical device·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

Her money’s worth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

970 PDF

A mysterious disappearance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

971 PDF

American royalty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

971 PDF

A modern Lochinvar·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

The architect·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

Almost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

Her task·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

Unfair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

He had learned it·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

Just as effective·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

972 PDF

Time flies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 169 years of
Harper’s for only $23.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

October 2019

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Secrets and Lies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In 1973, when Barry Singer was a fifteen-year-old student at New York’s Yeshiva University High School for Boys, the vice principal, Rabbi George Finkelstein, stopped him in a stairwell. Claiming he wanted to check his tzitzit—the strings attached to Singer’s prayer shawl—Finkelstein, Singer says, pushed the boy over the third-floor banister, in full view of his classmates, and reached down his pants. “If he’s not wearing tzitzit,” Finkelstein told the surrounding children, “he’s going over the stairs!”

“He played it as a joke, but I was completely at his mercy,” Singer recalled. For the rest of his time at Yeshiva, Singer would often wear his tzitzit on the outside of his shirt—though this was regarded as rebellious—for fear that Finkelstein might find an excuse to assault him again.

Article
Good Bad Bad Good·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

About fifteen years ago, my roommate and I developed a classification system for TV and movies. Each title was slotted into one of four categories: Good-Good; Bad-Good; Good-Bad; Bad-Bad. The first qualifier was qualitative, while the second represented a high-low binary, the title’s aspiration toward capital-A Art or lack thereof.

Some taxonomies were inarguable. The O.C., a Fox series about California rich kids and their beautiful swimming pools, was delightfully Good-Bad. Paul Haggis’s heavy-handed morality play, Crash, which won the Oscar for Best Picture, was gallingly Bad-Good. The films of Francois Truffaut, Good-Good; the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, Bad-Bad.

Post
Poem for Harm·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reflections on harm in language and the trouble with Whitman

Article
Constitution in Crisis·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

America’s Constitution was once celebrated as a radical and successful blueprint for democratic governance, a model for fledgling republics across the world. But decades of political gridlock, electoral corruption, and dysfunction in our system of government have forced scholars, activists, and citizens to question the document’s ability to address the thorniest issues of modern ­political life.

Does the path out of our current era of stalemate, minority rule, and executive abuse require amending the Constitution? Do we need a new constitutional convention to rewrite the document and update it for the twenty-­first century? Should we abolish it entirely?

This spring, Harper’s Magazine invited five lawmakers and scholars to New York University’s law school to consider the constitutional crisis of the twenty-­first century. The event was moderated by Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown and the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.

Article
Life after Life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

For time ylost, this know ye,
By no way may recovered be.
—Chaucer

I spent thirty-eight years in prison and have been a free man for just under two. After killing a man named Thomas Allen Fellowes in a drunken, drugged-up fistfight in 1980, when I was nineteen years old, I was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Former California governor Jerry Brown commuted my sentence and I was released in 2017, five days before Christmas. The law in California, like in most states, grants the governor the right to alter sentences. After many years of advocating for the reformation of the prison system into one that encourages rehabilitation, I had my life restored to me.

Cost of renting a giant panda from the Chinese government, per day:

$1,500

A recent earthquake in Chile was found to have shifted the city of Concepción ten feet to the west, shortened Earth’s days by 1.26 microseconds, and shifted the planet’s axis by nearly three inches.

A solid-gold toilet named “America” was stolen from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, in Oxfordshire, England.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Happiness Is a Worn Gun

By

“Nowadays, most states let just about anybody who wants a concealed-handgun permit have one; in seventeen states, you don’t even have to be a resident. Nobody knows exactly how many Americans carry guns, because not all states release their numbers, and even if they did, not all permit holders carry all the time. But it’s safe to assume that as many as 6 million Americans are walking around with firearms under their clothes.”

Subscribe Today