Archy and Mehitabel [Don Marquis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This beloved illustrated classic tells the tale of Archy, a philosophical. Archy & Mehitabel i got acquainted with a parrot named pete recently who is an interesting bird pete says he used to belong to the fellow. It’s “archy” (he’s too small to hold down the shift key), poet, philosopher, moralist and futile worshipper of “mehitabel,” the alley cat. This bizarre, highly original.

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Dec 02, Valerie added it. In poems of varying length, Archy pithily describes his wee world, the main fixture of which is Mehitabel, a devil-may-care alley cat.

Archyology and Archyology II were compiled and published for the first time in the late s. Here is the video: Want to Read saving….

This beloved illustrated classic tells the tale of Archy, a philosophical cockroach, and Mehitabel, a cat in her ninth life.

The Lady Bug Song. He typed on Marquis’ typewriter by diving headfirst onto the keys. Thank you, Dave Barry! Archy has a friend, Mehitabel, an stray cat who in a previous life was Cleopatra. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Trivia About The Lives and Tim I believe its actually a collection of submissions to a paper or publication by Don Marquis.

Don Marquis, the author, wrote a column for the Chicago Sun Times in the s.


Wry and cynical poems from depression era New York, composed by a cockroach and his ratty but ever-ladylike feline companion. Illustrations by th A lot to be had here. First of all, it’s good poetry, for all its snide shots at vers libre — second, it’s very much of its era, providing a fascinating glimpse at urban life as it was in the early part of the 20th century — third, it very much transcends its era, taking on themes of life, love, death, hope, and hopelessness, all from the perspective of a man disguised here as a cockroach who feels the world around him so hard that it’s all he can do to live, day to day.

These are a few of my favorite Archyisms: Their exploits were first collected in the book archy and mehitabelwhich remains in print today, and in two later volumes, archys life of mehitabel and archy does his part Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The work sets four of the original poems to music.

archy & mehitabel

Collections of the “Archy” stories have been published and re-printed numerous times over the years. Retrieved 3 February I have great delight giving voice to Mehitabel: Archy, for that matter is nowhere to be seen.

A series of experiences in verse written by a cockroach who is a vers libre poet for the newspaper. Read it Forward Read it first. See the entire orchestration on one page.

The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel

Having always been impressed with the cockroach who could type but only using lower-case letters, of course I was thrilled many years later to acquire not only one, but two editions that were published before World War II. Jun 22, David Wachter added it. The New York Times. Also, it’s such a perfect fit for me: We are experiencing technical difficulties. What does he recommend as an alternative? Return to Book Page.


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Gaiman responded to the call immediately and enthusiastically, and the video below is the result. Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Mehitabsl Marquis.

It was based on the columns and on the Columbia Masterworks album, but with additional music by Kleinsinger and dialog by Mel Brooks. Sep 19, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 29, Pages Buy. The show, archy and mehitabelwas based on Archy’s writings and involved Culbert playing the characters of Archy and Mehitabel.

There is definitely some social commentary, and its very funny. Dec 24, Forvalka rated it really liked it. A beguiling, modern-day fable about a cat and a cockroach is full of wit, wisdom and the unexpected. This is one of my favorite books.

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