Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Selkie Bibliography

"I am a man upon the land, I am a silkie in the sea"

Spike's ongoing Selkie bibliography... is of course biased... There is plenty of content not included here, as the purpose of the list is to inspire my visual arts practice.

Folklore and fairytales

Folklore and fairytales: collections & studies
  • People of the Sea by David Thomson (1965)
  • Tales of the Seal People: Scottish Folk Tales by Duncan Williamson (1998)

Fiction: Short Stories
  • The Selkie that deud no' forget by Walter Triall Dennison (1880)
  • One spared to the sea by W Towrie Cutt (c.1970's)

Fiction: Novels
  • Secrets of the Sea House (2013)*
  • Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (2012)*
  • The Selkie Spell by Tara Moss (2011)*
  • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman (2009)*
  • Selkie Girl by Laurie Brooks (2008)*
  • Troll Mill by Katherine Langrish (2006)*
  • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley (2005)*
  • Selkie by Anne Cameron (1996)
  • Seaward by Susan Cooper (1987)
  • The Selkie Girl by Susan Cooper (1986)
  • Selkie by Kenneth Liggington (1985)
  • The Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry by Rosalie K. Fry
  • The Selkie by E. A. Van Vogt (not entirely convinced with this one)

Fiction: story thread
  • Fox mask by Juliett Marillier (2003)*

  • The Selkie's Lover (2013)
  • Ondine (2009)*
  • The Selkie (2000)
  • The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

Web resources
  • Orkneyjar: the Heritage of the Orkney Islands, Selkie folk

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