The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel

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  • Title: The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel
  • Author: Don Marquis
  • ISBN: 9780571056668
  • Page: 496
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The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel

✓ The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel ☆ Don Marquis, The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel, Don Marquis, The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel Of all the literary genres humor has the shortest shelf life except for Archy and Mehitabel that is First published in it is a classic of American literature Archy is a cockroach inside whom resides the soul of a free verse poet he communicates with Don Marquis by leaping upon the keys of the columnist s typewriter In poems of varying length Arc ✓ The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel ☆ Don Marquis - The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel, The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel Of all the literary genres humor has the shortest shelf life except for Archy and Mehitabel that is First published in it is a classic of American literature Archy is a cockroach inside whom

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The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel

About “Don Marquis

  • Don Marquis

    Donald Robert Perry Don Marquis was a newspaper columnist as well as a playwright, novelist, and poet, best known for his Archy and Mehitabel free verse and his Old Soak anti Prohibition play.



190 thoughts on “The Lives And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel

  • if you have not read any of don marquissbooks written by archy the cockroach you are missing a great deal in your life archy is the reincarnatedsoul of a vers libre poetwho discovered a pieceof paper in a journalists typewriter one nightand writes him a note thus began the long friendship between the twoarchy has a friendthe moraless alley catmehitabelwho claims she is the reincarnationof cleopatra her motto is toujour gaias they live their lives innew york cityarchy comments archly on social an [...]


  • Well, first ya gotta buy the concept, which is not entirely new And then, as coherant cockroaches go, i am personally likely to re read this one than that heartbroken one Kafka gave us That s not a lit ry assessment, mind you.


  • p.95 archy and mehitabel the lesson of the mothi was talking to a moth the other eveninghe was trying to break intoan electric light bulband fry himself on the wireswhy do you fellowspull this stunt i asked himbecause it is the conventionalthing for moths or whyif that had been an uncoveredcandle instead of an electric light bulb you would now be a small unsightly cinderhave you no senseplenty of it he answeredbut at times we get tired of using itwe get bored with the routineand crave beautyand [...]


  • I was excited to read this book after encountering E.B White s introduction to it in a collection of E.B White s work , and still it managed to surpass my expectations.The premise is that a cockroach is possessed by the transmigrated soul of a free verse poet named Archy, and Archy types poems every night in the office of a newspaper columnist Don Marquis by hopping and pounding each typewriter key with his head Don Marquis first employed the Archy character in 1916 The column remained popular t [...]


  • When I was a little kid we had two frogs in a terrarium a tree frog named Archy and a bullfrog named Mehitabel I d always wondered about their namesakes, and it s astonishing that I waited nearly four decades to explore further.I really wanted to like Archy Mehitabel Anything with such a strong connection to my early childhood really ought to be liked Also, it s such a perfect fit for me weird poetry written by a Blatella germanica with illustrations by the immortal George Harriman of Krazy Kat [...]


  • Archy is a cockroach with the soul of a poet, and Mehitabel is an alley cat with a celebrated past who claims she was Cleopatra in a previous life I first discovered Archy in a high school literature book 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 These yard sale finds are treasures for my book shelves, ranked with Aunt [...]


  • This has been in my TBR for over 15 years and I figured that as I m home and need a break from cleaning, organizing, moving furniture that I d take the time to read it Also I haven t been to the Library in about a week, so I m out of my current interests.Archy is a cockroach who in another life was a famous poet that writes poetry a journal of sorts he does this by using a typewriter, jumping on the keys in order to strike a letter Because he is only able to hit one key at a time, there is not p [...]


  • This book is an old favorite It begins with a beautiful introduction by E.B White and leads into a hilarious account of a cockroach named Archy, the reincarnation of a free verse poet He needs to throw himself onto the typewriter keys, head first, in order to communicate with Don Marquis journalist author Other characters include Freddy the rat, a reincarnated poet, as well, and Mehitabel the cat, who believes she was once Cleopatra This is a hoot and a half Interesting factoidese characters wer [...]


  • One of the best gifts I got from my grandmother was a subscription to Children s Digest Therein I made the acquaintance of people like Tintin, and Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats and archy and mehitabel I won t say I always agreed with the sentiments expressed There s a point where archy rebukes bridge players, because they put excessive effort into achieving nothing As opposed to What does he recommend as an alternative I think of it as like the British king who is said to ve tried to outla [...]


  • for some reason a copy of this was in my parents home forever though i don t think they ever read it and probably never knew it was there i discovered it one day when i was in my late teens i read it and loved it and eventually just took it when i left home because nobody else even knew it was there i still have it and i bought another copy with a dust jacket so now i own twois is a real classic of early 20th century newspaper columnar poetry it s definitely worth looking into for anyone who has [...]


  • 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 Illustrations by the irreplace [...]


  • The premise here is simple Don Marquis, the author, wrote a column for the Chicago Sun Times in the 1920s archy is a cockroach who lived in the newsroom and claimed to be the reincarnation of a free verse poet He typed on Marquis typewriter by diving headfirst onto the keys He wrote poems and stories and political rants That basic introduction does not do justice to the wonderful world created in these collected columns.


  • Undeniably this is classic stuff, but an anthology of three book length collections of archy s typewriter diving ruminations is too much to take at once Every literate person should have some familiarity with archy and mehitabel Some of it is brilliant, some of it is ordinary, and it s best waded through a little at a time Toujours gai, eh wot


  • A series of experiences in verse written by a cockroach who is a vers libre poet for the newspaper Original written as columns for the Sun Dial newspaper 1916 1935 Very pithy, tongue in cheek, philosophical collection Provides a contemporary reflection of this period in U.S history.Great illustrations by George Herriman Krazy Kat.


  • The joyful adventures and ruminations of a small cockroach named Archie, who contains the transmigrated soul of a free verse poet Includes Archie s reportage on the antics of Mehitabel the Cat, who may or may not have been Cleopatra in a previous life back a while back before WWII there were amusing things like this in the newspapers can you imagine


  • A typing cockroach and a cat from the synopsis here Archy is a cockroach, inside whom resides the soul of a free verse poet he communicates with Don Marquis by leaping upon the keys of the columnist s typewriter In poems of varying length, Archy pithily describes his wee world, the main fixture of which is Mehitabel, a devil may care alley cat Amazing.


  • Really FUN book from the 20 s about a cockroach and a cat both with the souls of humans who love to sing about alcohol There is definitely some social commentary, and its very funny The whole book is written in prose I believe its actually a collection of submissions to a paper or publication by Don Marquis I need to own this book Its worth a second, and even third read


  • Fun old skool humor George Herriman s illustrations of Archy, the cockroach with the transmigrated soul of a vers libre poet, and Mehitabel, the alley cat with the morals of , well alley cat what in have I done to deserve all these kittens , are priceless.


  • A clever cockroach named Archy taps out his manifesto in verse on an adapted typewriter He writes about humankind s foibles, the current and past lives of his friend Mehitabel the cat, and the coming insect revolution A real beaut


  • Archy types i have noticedthat whenchickens quitquarrelling over theirfood they oftenfind that there isenough for all of themi wonder ifit might notbe the same waywith thehuman race




  • Wry and cynical poems from depression era New York, composed by a cockroach and his ratty but ever ladylike feline companion.



  • An often re read favorite about a free verse poet transmigrated into a cockroach and the tempestuous cat who wonders what she did to deserve all these kittens.






  • Fine to read a bit of Seamus Heaney during the week but I often return to the down to earth themes of this writer Simply can t beat his realistic take on life.


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