The Lives and Times of Archy & Mehitabel

Don Marquis (1878-1937)
The Lives and Times of Archy & Mehitabel
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1933

My father introduced me to this book many years ago—
the concept of a book written in free verse on a typewriter
by a literary male cockroach about himself and his
friend, a savvy female alley cat, was too good to resist.
And I return to the book again and again for humor and
wisdom, as well as some history of the early 20th century
and the challenge of reading Archy’s free verse!

Elizabeth Dobell (member)
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