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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Jul 18, Katherine rated it it was amazing. Jul 25, Keith rated it it was amazing. Oct 12, Miranda rated it really liked it Shelves: Also by Don Marquis.

It shows Mehitabel in a garbage can, eating a sardine, while Archy types furiously on a small typewriter. White’s introduction to it in a collection of E.

The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel

In a deserted office, a cockroach dives headfirst onto the keys of a typewriter, pouring out the ruminations of his soul. Because he was a cockroach, Archy was unable to operate the shift key on the typewriter he jumped on each key to type; since using shift requires two keys to be pressed simultaneously, he physically could not archt capitalsand so all of his verse was written without capitalization or punctuation.


I was excited to read this book after encountering E. Archy has a friend, Mehitabel, an stray cat who in a previous life was Cleopatra.

archy & mehitabel

arcuy Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American ans Don Marquis. Jan 25, Kimberly Ann rated it really liked it. Jan 20, Deborah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Primary menu Skip to primary content. Estimate the approximate cost of your licensing fees by providing a few details about your production. Fun old skool humor. This is a hoot and a half. What does he recommend as an alternative?

Archy and Mehitabel – Wikipedia

This page was last mehihabel on 14 Octoberat The Lightning Bug Song. Mehtabel 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.

Want to Read saving…. Archy and Mehitabel styled as archy and mehitabel are the names of two fictional characters created inby Don Marquisa columnist for The Evening Sun newspaper in New York City.

Provides a contemporary reflection of this period in U. Quotes from The Lives and Tim Who’s setting the priorities?

He writes about humankind’s foibles, the current and past lives of his friend Mehitabel the cat, and the coming insect revolution. January Learn how and when to remove this atchy message.


Our offices will be closed from December 28, at 1: Together, they cover a broad number of subjects, including politics, the arts, economics, and alcohol Return to Book Page. The music and lyrics from the album were the basis of a short-lived loud and brassy Broadway musical titled Shinbone Alleystarring Eddie Bracken as Archy and Eartha Kitt as Mehitabel.

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

Since he can’t hold down the shift key, Archy’s works are free of capitalization and punctuation. Trivia About The Lives and Tim These are a few of my favorite Archyisms: This off-beat musical has appeared in almost every form, including a record, a concert, a Broadway musical, a television special and, eventually, a film. My vote would be for Dave Barry. Flotsam and Jetsam Intro.