[PW] references to octopuses in literature?

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 18:31:05 PST 2018


Oh. My. God. Thank you!!!!

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 9:30 PM, Jerome <superjcm at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Have you considered Kraken references? In modern German, Krake (plural and
> declined singular: Kraken) means octopus, but can also refer to the
> legendary kraken.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken
>
>
> Jerry
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> I thought it was a giant squid.... Hmmmmm
>
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Barbara & George Grenier <
> 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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