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GUEST,Aghadoe 06 May 02 - 08:53 AM
DonMeixner 06 May 02 - 09:12 AM
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Subject: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: GUEST,Aghadoe
Date: 06 May 02 - 08:53 AM

Hello folks,

I am looking for contemporary literary adaptations of the Scottish ballads 'Tam Lin' and 'Demon Lover'. Short stories, poems mainly - but also all the rest of it. They should be in English or translated into English. And if they are famous or part of mainstream culture that would be even better. Any hints?

Yours Aghadoe


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: DonMeixner
Date: 06 May 02 - 09:12 AM

Excellent versions of both in Charles Vess's Sagas and Ballads from Greenman Press. They are done in comic book form but with exceptional pen and ink line drawing. Twa Corbies is also done in the books.

Don


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: masato sakurai
Date: 06 May 02 - 10:26 AM

Jane Yolen, Tam Lin (Harcourt Brave Jovanovich, 1990)

Pamela Dean, Tam Lin (Tor. 1990)

Tam Lin (Republic Entertainment Inc.,1972 theatrical release; re-released on video, 1999)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: sophocleese
Date: 06 May 02 - 10:53 AM

Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip and Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones both use those stories. The Nightwood by Robin Muller is a children's book of Tamlin.


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: GUEST,Aghadoe
Date: 07 May 02 - 10:48 AM

Thanks a LOT!

I am still interested in more adaptations:

*refresh*


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: GUEST,Aghadoe
Date: 07 May 02 - 12:09 PM

Just if anybody else is interested - the best page I have come across to answer my own question so far is:

http://tam-lin.org/versions.html

(great site-name, isn't it? I should have tried typing it in the first place...)

If anybody knows more, you're still welcome...


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 May 02 - 01:28 PM

Perhaps I could ask here for help on Tam Lin- versions that came to North America. I would expect it to be present in eastern Canada, but would like to know if a version has ben collected in the southeastern states. I have checked Child, Cox and Randolph. Don't have Brown.


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: Hollowfox
Date: 07 May 02 - 06:27 PM

Three more versions of Tam Lin:
Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope, Houghton Mifflin, 1974 (This is in a lot of fantasy and folklore bibliographies, but I don't know id it won any awards)

Tam Lin by Joan D. Vinge. This is a short story in the anthology Imaginary Lands, edited by Robin McKinley 1986, Greenwillow Books

Tam Lin by Susan Cooper, Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1991


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: GUEST,Aghadoe
Date: 08 May 02 - 10:18 AM

Again, many thanks.

Curiously enough the majority of the contemporary adoptions of Tam Lin and Demon Lover mentioned here are done by American authors.

Except for a poem by Liz Lochhead I have not come across any new versions, which are actually Scottish. Have you?


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: GUEST,Aghadoe
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:59 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 May 02 - 01:36 PM

Wrede, Patricia C. 1989. Snow White and Rose Red. Tam Lin retold in this "book for us older readers."
Anthea Davis, 1968, A White Horse with Wings. Three stories retold, one is Tam Lin.
Warwick Hutton, 1991, Tam Lin. Illus. retelling, illus. by Hutton.
The Tam Lin by Jane Yolen (1990) was pub. in the USA by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. Reprinted by Tom Doherty & Assoc. 1992 in paperback. This retelling is set at a midwestern college, among drama majors.


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 May 02 - 01:41 PM

Any readers of Victoria Holt out there? Curious as to her novel, The Demon Lover. Is it based in any way on Tam Lin?


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 12 May 02 - 01:50 PM

For Dicho's benefit, the Roud Index lists no versions of Tam Lin from Canada, and only one variant (well, technically two) from the USA, noted around 1932 by Dorothy Scarborough from Margaret Widdemer, with one stanza from Elinor Wylie, and first printed in Songcatcher (1937). Bronson quotes it, with the comment, "The text as a whole appears to be refashioned, perhaps in good part on Child's D".

The song has rarely been found outside Scotland, though a scattering of variants, some very fragmentary, have turned up in Ulster.


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Subject: RE: Help: Adaptations of Tam Lin and Demon Lover
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 May 02 - 02:07 PM

Thanks, Malcolm. I would have expected it in the Cape Breton area or Newfoundland in Canada, but it doesn't seem to have been recorded there.


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