[PW] Octopuses in literature

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 17:39:09 PST 2018


Okay, now I have to see Sharktopus v. Whalewolf.

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 8:37 PM, Jeffrey Pike <jpike at gpl.org> wrote:

> As well as (from the same list, under sharks): Sharktopus (2010; mutant
> shark-octopus hybrid), Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014), and Sharktopus vs.
> Whalewolf (2015)
>
> Jeffrey Pike
> Technology Services Librarian
> Groton Public Library
> Groton MA 01450
> jpike at gpl.org
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Project-wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.
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> Subject: Re: [PW] Octopuses in literature
>
> Lots more octopus movies are out there (down there?):
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_horror_films#Octopuses
>
>
> Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu
>
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 6:37 PM, Rick Hart <rshart3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > In the best reader's advisory tradition, perhaps some references to
> > other media?  Then you can listen to the Beatles singing Octopus'
> > Garden, and watch some of the many films like "It came from beneath
> > the sea".  In the Richard Ellis book _Monsters of the Sea_ there's a
> > discussion of octopuses in films.  I found it excerpted at:
> > https://www.tonmo.com/pages/octopusmovies/ .  I thought the film
> > "Warlords of Atlantis" sounded especially promising.... ;-)
> >   - Rick Hart
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com>
> 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?
> >
> >
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