Don Marquis

The Best of Archy and Mehitabel

Poetry
Belongs to series Everyman's Library Pocket Poet
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A selection of the best of the hilarious free-verse poems by the irreverent cockroach poet Archy and his alley-cat pal Mehitabel. Don Marquis's famous fictional insect appeared in his newspaper columns from 1916 into the 1930s, and he has delighted generations of readers ever since. A poet in a former life, Archy was reincarnated as a bug who expresses himself by diving headfirst onto a typewriter. His sidekick Mehitabel is a streetwise feline who claims to have been Cleopatra in a previous life. As E. B. White wrote in his now-classic introduction, the Archy poems "contain cosmic reverberations along with high comedy" and have "the jewel-like perfection of poetry." Adorned with George Herriman's whimsical illustrations and including White's introduction, our Pocket Poets selection-the only hardcover Archy and Mehitabel in print-is a beautiful volume, and perfectly sized for its tiny hero.
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EDITION
© 2011
TYPE
Hardcover
ISBN
9780307700926
LANGUAGE
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PAGES
223
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