Harper's (July 2011)

Selected Articles

Gold trustworthy:
Profiting from paranoia with priceless metals
By Thomas Frank

The language of work
By Mark Kingwell


Last night
By Colson Whitehead

Incident within the Oriente
By Paul Theroux


By invoice Knott

Show description

Preview of Harper's (July 2011) PDF

Best Poetry books

A Shropshire Lad and Other Poems: The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman (Penguin Classics)

An excellent assortment from considered one of England's best-loved poetsOne of the main widespread poets of his day, A. E. Housman wrote poems that conjure a powerful and idyllic rural global imbued with a poignant feel of loss. Expressed in basic rhythms, they express an exceptional ear for the subtleties of meter and alliteration, they usually contact on subjects ranging from non secular doubt and doomed love to patriotic party of the soldier and excessive nostalgia for the geographical region.

Spain, Take This Chalice from Me and Other Poems (Penguin Translated Texts)

An enormous new bilingual version of the Peruvian poet's paintings Cesar Vallejo is likely one of the best-known Latin American poets of the 20th century. tough, excessive, and hard to translate, Vallejo's paintings has frequently been overshadowed by way of his fervent endorsement of communism. famous pupil Ilan Stavans tackles the avant- garde poet's politics head-on in an enlightening new advent that areas Vallejo in his right literary context, whereas Margaret Sayers Peden's new translation does complete justice to Vallejo's complicated literary type.

Anatomy of Melancholy

A strong new assortment from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has develop into one in all his generation's so much finished poets, popular for his irony, energy, and lucid variety and for his skill to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton's seventeenth-century exam of human innovations and emotions—Wrigley's new assortment capability to ascertain our international in the course of the lens of melancholia.

Under the Sign

Ann Lauterbach is one in every of America's so much cutting edge and provocative poets, acclaimed for her fierce, sensuous and intellectually charged poems. ? during this, her 9th publication of poems, Lauterbach pursues longstanding inquiries into how language types and informs our knowing of the relation among empirical remark and subjective reaction; worldly attachment and inwardness; the given and the selected.

Additional info for Harper's (July 2011)

Show sample text content

It used to be attainable to visualize a time whilst the realm of African movie may perhaps comprise many smaller, neighborhood gala's performing like lodestars. however the finish of FESPACO appeared far flung. each years, CameronDingle acknowledged, you heard filmmakers grousing and swearing off the competition as soon as and for all. “And then years later, you spot those self same humans via the pool on the Indépendance. ” n LETTER F ROM BURKINA FASO   45 40_45_Vourlias Final7. indd_0519 forty five ideas of the sport the easiest activities WRITING FROM HaRpeR’S journal Preface through Roy Blount Jr. principles of the sport: the simplest activities Writing from Harper’s journal uncovers humorous, touching, interesting, exciting tales of the wearing lifestyles, either specialist and novice. those essays express that how we play and write approximately activities displays and celebrates our nation’s personality. This assortment contains the most recognized and revered writers of the earlier century, together with Mark Twain, Tom Wolfe, Shirley Jackson, Lewis H. Lapham, Gary Cartwright, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Pete Axthelm, George Plimpton, and wealthy Cohen. Edited by way of Matthew Stevenson and Michael Martin “One helluva crew of writers has produced a e-book you’ll be dipping into for years. ”—Jim Bouton, writer of Ball 4 “Reading ideas of the sport is like getting a lesson in activities background from a few of our best writers whereas sipping an aperitif on the Algonquin around desk. there's any such seamless bond among author and game, and ideas of the sport flows as easily as an Ali jab. ” —Ron Darling, Emmy Award–winning broadcaster “Great activities writing is as a lot an American culture because the video games which are performed on our fields and courts. This allencompassing assortment from the various most interesting writers within the historical past of our kingdom (Mark Twain on searching turkeys) brings to existence nice wearing moments either own and transformative in scope. those writings from Harper’s are a treasure to relish for we all who love activities and the phrases that they motivate. ”—Hannah typhoon, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Order this present day via www. harpers. org/store/rulesofthegame released by means of Franklin sq. Press ISBN 978-1-879957-58-9 Softcover $14. ninety five allotted via Midpoint alternate Books FRANKLIN S Q UA R E PRESS 5/19/11 7:52 PM c ri t i c ism SCORSESE at the pass America’s final top tragedian by means of Vince Passaro i wished to be a clergyman. in spite of the fact that I quickly discovered that my genuine vocation, my actual calling, used to be the flicks. I don’t relatively see a clash among the church and the flicks, the sacred and the profane. evidently, there are significant alterations, yet i will additionally see nice similarities among a church and a film condominium. —Martin Scorsese O n the wall of my kindergarten lecture room at St. Aloysius institution, among the commonplace undefined, hung a gaudily coloured print that I used to stare at with fascination. It featured Jesus kneeling in a stone chamber, wrists chained to the wall, head pricked with thorns, again bloody. in the back of him stood a centurion: menacing, muscular (I suggest particularly, quite muscular), leather-clad, wielding an desirable (to a male baby) cat-o’-nine-tails studded with glossy bits of metal—the greater to rip open the outside of the scourged.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 44 votes