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ERIC Number: ED031490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 5
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A Cockroach in the Curriculum.
Carlough, Winfield
Educators Guide to Media & Methods, v5 n3 p46-9 Nov 1968
"Archy and Mehitabel," a collection of 48 newspaper columns by Don Marquis on the aspirations and foibles of man, can be used effectively to spark the interests of today's students. Marquis' delightful dialogue between the humorous and learned cockroach, Archy, and his cliche-ridden but lovable friend, Mehitabel the cat, are written in free verse. Archy, a frustrated artist and self-styled revolutionary muses elaborately on his own fate and comments on the peculiarities and pretenses of his fellow creatures. Archy's messages are heavy with literary and historical allusions. His writings range from angry outbursts on poverty through practical comments on the art-versus-utility theme to satirical references on middle-aged mothers of today. This little cockroach can entertain students of all ages and encourage them to continue grappling with today's problems. (JB)
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