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Pages: 176

Language: English

Publisher: Faber and Faber (9 Jan. 1934)

By: Don Marquis(Author)

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The now classic tale of Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the cat in her ninth life. First published in 1927, this free verse poem has become an essential part of American literature.

The now classic tale of Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the cat in her ninth life. First published in 1927, this free verse poem has become an esseantial part of American literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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  • By J. A. Power on 16 September 2013

    There are many reasons to recommend this book if you like something out of left field,Well how about a cockroach who is a reincarnated poet and his friend? , associate? a cat who used to be Cleopatra. The illustrations are by George Herriman of Krazy Kat fame (which counts as a reason for me) The poems themselves (don't be put off if you are not a poetry fan, neither am I) range from the topical, many still topical despite their age, to the surreal and philosophical. Some make you laugh others make you think.This Kindle version is well worth the money as it is the omnibus collecting the three books published during Don Marquis's lifetime for less than the cost of a single book.There is plenty of stuff on the internet if you want to sample it first, if you like what you see then this is an excellent way of getting heaps of Archy's adventures.

  • By Diana on 21 August 2017

    I'd lost my original copy and am delighted to have found a replacement,

  • By jonquil on 10 February 2013

    Quickly delievered by the seller, in the condition as described, full marks there; wonderfully barking mad, to think of a cockroach hurling hismelf at a typewriter to communicate with a cat. Its such fun, I can't recommend it enough. (Maybe young people now won't really know what a typewriter is, but that doesn;t detract at all so I repeat, - highly recommended)

  • By sandra_harris@premiermp.com on 13 August 2001

    His is not an easy life. Archy, a humble but literate cockroach lives in the grubby, downtown office of writer Don Marquis. Every night, when Marquis puts on his hat and goes home to his wife and kids Archy climbs on to his typewriter and laboriously hops from key to key, typing out his thoughts on life and love and the great dramas of our time. As his legs are not quite long enough to go venture into capitals all Archy's work must be read in lower case. This handicap adds to Archy's pain and to his talent. No-one writes with more angst than Archy. Or as he would have it, archy. His muse is Mehitabel the Cat, a one-time sex kitten who has seen better days. Mehitabel's fur has lost its gloss, her ears have a slightly chewed look about them but she has never lost her joie de vivre and retains an enthusiasm for life and hope for the future. 'whatthehell,archy' she says, 'toujours gai, toujours gai'. The tale of Archy and Mehitabel is one that has been delighting readers since the thirties when Marquis first discovered the talented cockroach and encouraged him in his literary efforts. He is as much loved today as he was when he typed his first missive, while Mehitabel is one of the first feline feminists. A cat who not only drank the cream but sat in it.

  • By J. Armstrong on 5 February 2013

    Philosophic, humorous, and sharply observant this series or poems needs to be rediscovered, it is a great read across the ages

  • By caroline on 15 October 2015

    Thank you. Good service. Lovely book.

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