TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Don Marquis - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Don Marquis

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Don Marquis, writer and creator of Archy and Mehitabel
Don Marquis   (1878 - 1937)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  July 29, 1878
Walnut, Illinois, United States
 
Died:  December 29, 1937
 
Related authors:
No related authors found
 
list all writers
 
 
Don Marquis - LIFE STORIES
 
 
8/30/1930     Cleopatra, Shakespeare, Mehitabel
On this day in 30 BC Cleopatra committed suicide. Death by self-inflicted asp was no whim: Cleopatra's search for a painless exit caused more than one unfortunate to be experimentally force-fed this or that drug or snake. The dress-rehearsing done, came the final act: "Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have / Immortal longings in me. . . ."
12/29/1937     Archy, Mehitabel, Wotthehell
On this day in 1937 Don Marquis died. Although also a playwright and a novelist, Marquis is most famous for the "Archy and Mehitabel" poetry he wrote for his newspaper column -- Archy being the soul of a "vers libre bard" in the body of a cockroach, Mehitabel being an alley cat on her ninth life and "bound / for a journey down the sound / in the midst of a refuse mound / but wotthehell wotthehell."
top of page
 
 
 
SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Archy and Mehitabel
fiction
 
Archyology II (The Final Dig) : The Long Lost Tales of Archy and Mehitabel
by Don Marquis, Jeff Adams (Editor)
anthology
 
Archyology: The Long Lost Tales of Archy and Mehitabel
fiction
 
Lunch Time Musicals: Archy & Mehitabel and Sadie Thomspon - The Musical
by Don Marquis, Vernon Duke
audio CD
 
Sun Dial Time
 
The Archy and Mehitabel Omnibus
anthology
 
When the Turtles Sing and Other Unusual Tales
anthology
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY DON MARQUIS AT Powell's Books
TinL Premium Members save 10% on every order! (please login)
 
top of page
 
 
 
SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Selected Letters of Don Marquis
by William Jr McCollum
letters
 
FIND BOOKS BY DON MARQUIS AT Powell's Books
TinL Premium Members save 10% on every order! (please login)
 
top of page
 
 
   
 
DonMarquis.com
Find a biography, a humorous 1916 autobiographical account of his life, a profile of the writer by E. B. White, and Christopher Morley's obituary tribute to Marquis from the January 1938 isue of the Saturday Review. Also offers information about the Archy and Mehitabel series, and selected excerpts and quotations.

"At bottom Don Marquis was a poet, and his life followed the precarious pattern of a poet's existence. He danced on bitter nights with Boreas, he ground out copy on drowsy afternoons when he felt no urge to write and in newspaper offices where he didn't want to be. After he had exhausted himself columning, he tried playwriting and made a pot of money (on The Old Soak) and then lost it all on another play (about the Crucifixion). He tried Hollywood and was utterly miserable and angry, and came away with a violent, unprintable poem in his pocket describing the place. In his domestic life he suffered one tragedy after another--the death of a young son, the death of his first wife, the death of his daughter, finally the death of his second wife. Then sickness and poverty...."
-- E. B. White
DonMarquis.org
A comprehensive site featuring biographical material, excerpts, visuals and an exhaustive set of links.
Online Books Page
Find the electronic texts of The Cruise of the Jasper B., Danny's Own Story, Dreams & Dust, and Hermione and Her Little Group of Serious Thinkers.
top of page
 

August 17, 2017
memebers Login
 
The TinL masthead features photography by Natasha D'Schommer , and the book art featured is by Jim Rosenau.
 
site by erich design
 
privacy policy »   site map »   »   FAQ’s   »   comments »