Riddles: Perspectives on the use, function and change in a folklore genre

Riddles are a journey into a fascinating world rich in delightful metaphors and ambiguity. This book is based on material drawn from all over the world and analyses both traditional true riddles and contemporary joking questions. It introduces the reader to different riddling situations and the many...

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Main Author: Kaivola-Bregenhøj, Annikki
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Helsinki Finnish Literature Society / SKS 2001
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Riddles are a journey into a fascinating world rich in delightful metaphors and ambiguity. This book is based on material drawn from all over the world and analyses both traditional true riddles and contemporary joking questions. It introduces the reader to different riddling situations and the many functions of riddles, wich vary from education to teasing, and from defusing a heated situation to entertainment. In addition to providing a survey of international riddle scholarship, the book has a comprehensive bibliography with suggestions for further reading.
Physical Description:186
ISBN:9789517460194
9789522228215
9517465769