Author : Don Marquis
Publisher : Everyman's Library
ISBN 13 : 0307828360
Total Pages : 224 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (78 download)
Book Synopsis The Best of Archy and Mehitabel by : Don Marquis
Download or read book The Best of Archy and Mehitabel written by Don Marquis and published by Everyman's Library. This book was released on 2012-11-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.