For over 150 years, Harper's Magazine has explored the American experience with a fiercely independent spirit and spectacular writing. That experience is available in this magnificent illustrated volume, spanning the decades and encompassing writing from Melville and Twain to Normal Mailer, David Mamet, and Annie Dillard. This beautiful volume includes reports, poetry, fiction, commentary, critiques of contemporary society and politics, speeches, humor - plus more than 200 photographs, illustrations, and other artwork, originally published in the magazine.
Baker & Taylor
Prose, poetry, art, and fiction from the pages of America's oldest continuously published monthly magazine celebrate the 150th anniversary of Harper's with selections by Horace Greeley, Pearl Buck, Robert Rost, Thomas Hardy, Nadine Gordimer, Joyce Carol Oates, James Thurber, Andy Warhol, John Cheever, James Baldwin, and other notable contributors. 75,000 first printing.
This commemorative volume of one of this country's most respected, left-leaning monthlies begins with a foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., followed by an introduction/history by Harper's editor, Lewis H. Lapham (also appearing in the June 2000 issue), and then proceeds by decades, from the 1850s to the 1990s with 133 articles by authors like Melville, Hawthorne, Greeley, Hardy, Kipling, Faulkner, David Foster Wallace, and Joyce Carol Oates. This large and handsome volume is peppered with b&w photos and illustrations, and is an enjoyable-yet-sophisticated approach to American history literary, social, and political. Indexed by title and author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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