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Untying the Knot: On Riddles and Other Enigmatic Modes

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This book collects eighteen previously unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture. Hasan-Rokem and Shulman have drawn these essays from a variety of cultural perspectives and disciplines; linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and religion and literature scholars consider riddling practices in Hebrew, Finnish, Indian languages, Chinese, and classical Greek. The authors seek to understand the peculiar expressive power of the riddle, and the cultural logic of its particular uses; they scrutinize the riddle's logical structure and linguistic strategies, as well as its affinity to neighboring genres such as enigmas, puzzles, oracular prophecy, proverbs, and dreams. In this way, they begin to answer how riddles relate to the conceptual structures of a particular culture, and how they come to represent a culture's cosmology or cognitive map of the world. More importantly, these essays reveal the human need for symbolic ordering--riddles being one such form of cultural ritual.

Synopsis:

This collection contains 18 essays on the riddle - a genre of discourse found in almost every human culture. The authors seek to understand the expressive power of the riddle and the cultural logic of its particular uses. They also scrutinize its logical structure and linguistic strategies.

Synopsis:

Untying the Knot collects eighteen previous unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture. Hason-Rokem and Shulman have drawn these essays from a variety of cultural perspectives and disciplines; linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and scholars of religion and literature consider riddling in Hebrew, Finnish, Indian languages, Chinese, and classical Greek.

About the Author

Poet and Essayist, Galit Hasan-Rokem is Professor of Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. David Shulman is Professor of Indian Studies and Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Table of Contents

General and theoretical — Hebrew riddles — Enigmatic modes in India — Chinese riddling — Notes from the West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195108569
Editor:
Hasan-Rokem, Galit
Editor:
Shulman, David Dean
Editor:
Hasan-Rokem, Galit
Editor:
Shulman, David Dean
Author:
null, Galit
Author:
Hasan-Rokem, Galit
Author:
Shulman, David
Author:
null, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Form - Jokes & Riddles
Subject:
Riddles
Subject:
Anthropological linguistics
Subject:
Riddles in literature.
Subject:
Ant
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics
Subject:
hropological Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
Riddles -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
84-397
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.13x6.06x.89 in. 1.02 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This collection contains 18 essays on the riddle - a genre of discourse found in almost every human culture. The authors seek to understand the expressive power of the riddle and the cultural logic of its particular uses. They also scrutinize its logical structure and linguistic strategies.
"Synopsis" by , Untying the Knot collects eighteen previous unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture. Hason-Rokem and Shulman have drawn these essays from a variety of cultural perspectives and disciplines; linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and scholars of religion and literature consider riddling in Hebrew, Finnish, Indian languages, Chinese, and classical Greek.

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