Puzzling the Reader: Riddles in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

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Puzzling the Reader establishes the place of charms and riddles in nineteenth-century British literature by exploring the literary and political work riddles performed at cultural thresholds: courtship, initiation, death rituals, moments of greeting, and intercultural relations. Furthermore, Puzzling the Reader investigates the new narrative genre that riddles uncover by transforming traditional narrative techniques. Far from disappearing from view, the oral tradition of the riddles rises into view alongside the literary ...

Puzzling the Reader: Riddles in Nineteenth-Century British Literature 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433101427

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