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Cheer Up, Cheer Up
This week we feature "Cheer Up, Cheer Up" from The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis…
This week we feature "Cheer Up, Cheer Up" from The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis.
Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis, who was frequently compared to Mark Twain. These free-verse poems, which first appeared in Marquis's New York newspaper columns, revolve around the escapades of Archy, the philosophical cockroach who was once a poet, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars. The antics of these two immortal characters are now made available for the first time in their original order of publication in this unique, comprehensive collection, which features many poems never before reprinted.
Books featured in this episode:
We feature the work of early Renaissance poets
But Were Afraid to Ask
William Wordsworth finishes our celebration of romantic poetry.
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