[PW] references to octopuses in literature?

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 18:14:50 PST 2018


How interesting!

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 7:55 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

> I believe it was an octopus in the French original, but a giant squid in
> the English translation.
>
>
> John Baker
>
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> On Feb 26, 2018, at 2:14 PM, Barbara & George Grenier <
> grenier at earthlink.net<mailto:grenier at earthlink.net>> wrote:
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> oops!
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> 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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