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The Old Soak and Hail and Farewell
by Don Marquis
A combination prose-poetry collection bemoaning on onset of Prohibition. The Old Soak is made up of earlier newspaper columns written from the point of view of a gentlemanly barfly and purporting to describe the barroom "as it used to be." Hail and Farewell continues with free verse poems on the same theme.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1921)
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Donald Robert Perry "Don" Marquis was a newspaper columnist as well as a playwright, novelist, and poet, best known for his "Archy and Mehitabel" free verse and his "Old Soak" anti-Prohibition play.More about Don Marquis...