Book reviewing | Harper's Magazine

Sign in to access Harper’s Magazine

Need to create a login? Want to change your email address or password? Forgot your password?

  1. Sign in to Customer Care using your account number or postal address.
  2. Select Email/Password Information.
  3. Enter your new information and click on Save My Changes.

Locked out of your account? Get help here.

Subscribers can find additional help here.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!

To change your password click here.

Get Access to Print and Digital for $23.99.
Subscribe for Full Access
Get Access to Print and Digital for $23.99.

Book reviewing

Like This or Die

What gets lost in the age of the algorithm

Read more

Atlas Aggregated

No social encounter delights me more than meeting a doctor at a cocktail party. In clinical settings, doctors tend to be guarded and aloof. Catch one with a whiskey in…

Read more

Counter Culture

Fighting for literature in an age of algorithms

Read more

Elizabeth Hardwick’s “The Decline of Book Reviewing” (1959)

A core piece in the canon of criticism on criticism

Read more

Literary entrails

The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin

Read more


The following lines were culled from Michiko Kakutani’s New York Times book reviews by Christian Lorentzen. In some cases, tenses have been changed. Limn an entire life in a couple…

Read more

A Court of No Appeal

How one obscure sentence upset the New York Times

Read more

Vanity in review

The author's reply as a literary genre

Read more