Riddles - Perspektives on the use, function andchange in a folklore genre

Kaivola-Bergenhöj, Annikki
Title: Riddles - Perspektives on the use, function andchange in a folklore genre
Authors: Kaivola-Bergenhöj, Annikki (Author)
Product number: 9517460198
Product form: Paperback
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Price: 27,00 € (24,55 € vat 0 %)


Publ. product code: 1366097
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica. Folkloristica 10
Edition: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 186
Product family: Folklore and Folkloristics
Library classification: 86.21 Suomenkielisen kansanrunouden historia ja tutkimus
National Library's descriptors: arvoitukset, kansanperinne, folkloristiikka
Key words: Popular tradition
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.