[PW] references to octopuses in literature?

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Feb 26 16:55:35 PST 2018


I believe it was an octopus in the French original, but a giant squid in the English translation.


John Baker


On Feb 26, 2018, at 2:14 PM, Barbara & George Grenier <grenier at earthlink.net<mailto:grenier at earthlink.net>> wrote:



oops!


At 11:11 AM 2/26/2018, you wrote:
>I thought it was a giant squid.... Hmmmmm
>
>On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Barbara & George Grenier <
>grenier at earthlink.net<mailto:grenier at earthlink.net>> wrote:
>
> > Isn't there an octopus in Twenty-thousand Leagues under the sea?
> >
> > Barbara
> >
> > At 11:04 AM 2/26/2018, you wrote:
> >
> >> The patron is me, so no rush.
> >>
> >> I have always been fond of the "Extracts (Supplied by a Sub-Sub
> >> Librarian)" listing references to whales in literature in *Moby Dick*. I
> >> wonder if such a list could be compiled for octopuses. I know about
> >> Pliny's
> >> anecdote about a hungry octopus in *The Natural History* and Hugo's
> >> slandering of the octopus in *Toilers of the Sea*.
> >>
> >> Does anyone know of any other references?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >>
> >>
> >> Kevin
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