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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Apr 13, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: That’s not a lit’ry assessment, mind you. This is one of my favorite books. White’s workand still it managed to surpass my expectations.

Trivia About The Lives and Tim Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical. 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.

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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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Aug 17, Jo Blakely rated it it was amazing Shelves: They comment on current events and the culture of the time in verse form. It was followed by echoes of archynarrated by David Wayne, recorded August 31, The Lady Bug Song.

Jul 25, Keith rated it it was amazing. Skip to secondary content.

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Flotsam and Jetsam Intro. Books by Don Marquis.

A lot to be had here. 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 ofwell About Archy and Mehitabel This beloved illustrated classic tells the tale of Archy, a philosophical cockroach, and Mehitabel, a cat in her ninth life. I’d always imagined it as humorous and light-hearted. Was astonished to find Archy’s writings so philosophical. It was based on the columns and on the Columbia Masterworks album, but with additional music by Kleinsinger and dialog by Mel Brooks.

Versatile actors play the various urbane, non-human city dwellers that we encounter along the way, suggesting their animal characteristics without explicit costumes. Illustrations by the irreplaceable George “Krazy Kat” Herriman only add to the greatness. That basic introduction does not do justice to the wonderful world created in these collected columns.

Mehitabel and Bill Duet. Don Marquis — was a journalist and columnist in New York City and the author of several novels, short-story collections, and plays. 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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See the entire orchestration on one page. The photos come from the Masterworks Broadway website, part of Sony Music Entertainment, which also has a link to buy a digital copy of the album from Amazon. Designers will have a field day with the unit set of oversized props and set pieces. The Broadway show had been partly rewritten by an mehotabel comic talent, Mel Brooks, and starred Bracken and Eartha Kitt.

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I need to own this book. I was excited to read this book after encountering E. Pete the Pup is another of Marquis’ characters. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Sep 13, Bruce rated it it was amazing.