The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel (英语) 平装
- ISBN : 014303975X
- 语种： : 英语
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Brilliant, Funny Commentary on 1920s America from a Cockroach2020年1月5日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Archy and Mehitabel should be required reading for every Modern American History class. Archy the Cockroach (with the transmogrified soul of a free verse poet) comments brilliantly and hysterically on early 20th Century America, both through his own observations and by following the adventures of Mehitabel, a moral-free alley cat, who not to be outdone, claims to be the reincarnation of Cleopatra. Any edition of Archy and Mehitabel is a treasure, and this edition comes with interesting historical footnotes and a very thoughtful introduction on the life and times of Don Marquis, the NY Sun columnist on whose typewriter Archy composed his essays. Also contains a number of A&M episodes that I don't remember being published previously. A most agreeable book to pick up, be entertained by Archy for a while, and then put down until you need another fix.
A delightful classic!2020年2月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I encountered archy and mehitabel for the first time quite a few years ago in the pages of a hardcover book I purchased at a library sale. It was one of several reprinted stories from original plates, so the book said, but it didn't have any information about the reproduced books. It was years later that I found out more about the roach and cat and their special relationship and their creator. I'm so glad to have the Penguin Classics annotated book so I can enjoy the exploits of two of my favorite imaginary creatures again.
Ruthie & Georgie
Laugh-out-loud cockroach capers!2008年10月6日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I first read an excerpt from the "Archy and Mehitabel" series of newspaper columns (written by the exceptionally dry wit and skilled humorist Don Marquis back in the early 1900s, around the time of World War I) in an old American literature anthology owned by my mother, and remember that as I read it aloud with my mother listening, I had to stop several times because my laughter was making it impossible to keep speaking. That same column, and probably all the others in the series, are presented in this annotated collection. The 'poems' are presented in order for probably the first time since they were originally printed in Don Marquis's original newspaper column. Archy can only type one key at a time on the typewriter, literally by thrusting himself headfirst onto the key. He cannot operate a shift key to create capitalization or punctuation, so the effect of his "vers libre" (free verse) poems are--at least to his mind--unintentionally hilarious. What a great collection! And the annotations add to the background information in helpful ways, giving context to Don Marquis's world of prohibition, WWI, speakeasys, and the slang of the day. A masterpiece of early twentieth-century humor!
A timeless book! Great gift!2020年8月25日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This book by a “philosopher cockroach” on the human condition written in 1915 and still holds up today. The sketches are adorable. The observations are spot on. Worthy in any book collection.
Brilliant2019年1月30日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I will never, ever tire of Archy and Mehitabel. Discovered Don Marquis 40 years ago and I keep finding new things to love about this clever book. The Lesson of the Moth is among my favorite poems of all time.