Riddle Of The Riddle

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Routledge, Apr 29, 2016 - Social Science - 150 pages
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Methodological Reflections
3
3 What is the Folk Riddle from Oral Tradition?
11
4 The Problem of Riddles Functioning
19
Genus and Species
25
6 The True Riddle
29
7 The True Riddle and Its Environs
37
8 Classification and Taxonomy
43
13 The Nexus of Morphology and Function
71
14 Modes of Teasing and the Psychology of Riddling
75
15 In the Wings of Taylors Classification
81
16 The Eidetic Core of the Folk Riddle
85
17 The Genetic Code and the Mechanisms of Morphological Change
95
18 A Review of the Figurative Properties of the Folk Riddle
103
19 The Poetic Form of the Folk Riddle
107
20 Final Notes
113

9 Classification According to Archer Taylor
49
10 The PostTaylorian Perspective
53
11 The Folk Riddle as a Figure of Concealment
59
12 The Implicit Target of the Riddle
65
21 Summary
117
22 Bibliography
121
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