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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Retrieved 3 February The Lightning Bug Song. Writing in his own persona, though, Marquis always used correct capitalization and punctuation.

archy & mehitabel

Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical. It was followed by echoes of archynarrated by David Wayne, recorded August 31, Jul 25, Keith rated it it was amazing. Views Read Edit View history. Unlike many of the other characters’ contributions, Pete writes about his uncomplicated life without strong political or social references.

Like Marquis’ other animal characters, Pete types his poetry at night on the author’s typewriter seldom capitalizing or using punctuation. One of his top five, in fact. Aug 17, Jo Blakely rated it it was amazing Shelves: Archyology and Archyology II were compiled and published for the first time in the late s. I was excited to read this book after encountering E.

Flotsam and Jetsam Intro. It shows Mehitabel in a garbage can, eating a sardine, while Archy types furiously on a small typewriter. Wry and cynical poems from depression era New York, composed by a cockroach and his ratty but ever-ladylike feline companion.


The whole book is written in prose. It was not a commercial success. I have great delight giving voice to Mehitabel: Brilliant, touching satire on the human condition.

These yard-sale finds are treasures for my book shelves, ranked with 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. Mehigabel written as columns for the “Sun Dial” newspaper May 11, Richard rated it it was amazing. Dec 24, Forvalka rated it really liked it. I think of it as like the British king who is said to’ve tried t One of the best gifts I got from my grandmother was a subscription to Children’s Digest.

An often re-read favorite about a free verse mehitabe transmigrated into a cockroach and the tempestuous cat who wonders what she did to arcny all these kittens. And then, as coherant cockroaches go, i mehigabel personally more likely to re-read this one than that heartbroken one Kafka gave us.

This book is an old favorite. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Since he can’t hold down the shift key, Archy’s works are free of capitalization and punctuation.

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The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel

Jan 12, Isaac rated it it was amazing. The New York Times. View all 3 comments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Jun 06, Emma Fredgant rated it it was amazing. About once a year spend an evening reading aloud from this book, usually on a winter’s night with a glass of something or other at hand.

In the 3 Augustissue of Science an editorial [5] was run claiming to be written by Mehitabel commenting on a recent paper about the domestication of cats. First in a video series. 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 I won’t say I always agreed with the sentiments expressed.

Includes Archie’s reportage on the antics of Mehitabel the Cat, who may or may not have been Cleopatra in a previous life. Pete the Pup is another of Marquis’ characters. Please try again later. Books by Don Marquis. Jun 22, David Wachter added it. He writes about humankind’s foibles, the current and past lives of his friend Mehitabel the cat, and the coming insect revolution. Don Marquis, the author, wrote a column for the Chicago Sun Times in the s.

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