Archy and Mehitabel, Paperback Book

Archy and Mehitabel Paperback

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The now classic tale of Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the cat in her ninth life.

First published in 1927, this free verse poem has become an essential part of American literature.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571056668

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Don Marquis published a number of volumes of serious poetry, But he's remembered for Archy the cockroach who wrote vers liibre on Marquis's typewriter at night, diving onto the keys but lacking the ability to hit punctuation keys or depress the shift key. The bits I enjoyed best this time were the moments when Archy, enraged by some affront, declares war on the entire human race or 'turns revolutionist'.