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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When I was a little kid we had two frogs in a terrarium: Directed by John Wilson, produced by Preston M. 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.

Archy & Mehitabel

There is definitely some social commentary, and its very funny. White wrote in his introduction to The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabelit would be incorrect to conclude that, “because Don Marquis’s cockroach was incapable of operating the shift key of a typewriter, nobody else could operate it. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. I need to own this book.

One of his top five, in fact. Have a Show-tacular New Year!


No trivia or quizzes yet. Since he qnd hold down the shift key, Archy’s works are free of capitalization and punctuation. Many editions are recognized by their iconic illustrations by George Herrimanthe creator of Krazy Kat. Jul 25, Keith rated it it was amazing. Want megitabel Read Currently Reading Mfhitabel.

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 use capitalsand so all of his verse was written without capitalization or punctuation.

Composer Gabriel Lubell wrote a work for baritone, clarinet, cello, and piano called Archy Speaks Sep 13, Bruce rated it it was amazing.

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View all 3 comments. Skip mehitabell secondary content. They comment on current events and the culture of the time in verse form. White and leads into a hilarious account of a cockroach named Archy, the reincarnation of a free verse poet.

Some of the songs from the album were used in in an animated filmalso called Shinbone Alley. It shows Mehitabel in a garbage can, eating a sardine, while Archy types furiously on a small typewriter. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Designers will have a field day with the unit set of oversized props and set pieces.


The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis

Jan 25, Kimberly Ann rated it really liked it. Aug 17, Jo Blakely rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gaiman responded to the call immediately and enthusiastically, and the video below is the result.

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Marquis is ascerbic, funny, political, and prophetic. Anything with such a strong connection to my early childhood really ought to be liked.

It’s “archy” he’s too small to hold down the shift keypoet, philosopher, moralist and futile worshipper of “mehitabel,” the alley cat. This book is an old favorite. Trivia About The Lives and Tim The work sets four of the original poems to music.

And thanks to Neil Gaiman for his gracious help and support! Photos of all the covers will be coming soon. Fun old skool humor.

I think of it as like the British king who is said to’ve tried to outlaw golf, because it was distracting people from archery practice.

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