The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

July 29, 2009

July 29, 1878

Don Marquis, ornament of the New York literary scene in the 1920's, is best remembered for the stories he wrote about two pals, a cat named Mehitabel, and a cockroach named Archy. Mehitabel is slutty, witty, and touching. Why aren't these stories better known?
Marquis was born on July 29, 1878.

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