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Turandot's Sisters Pbdirect

A Study of the Folktale AT 851, 1st Edition

By Christine Goldberg


206 pages

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Turandot's Sisters represents the culmination of more than a century's research on the riddle-tale subgenre by a small but distinguished group of folklorists. It focuses on the interpretation of riddles, especially the role of riddles in courtship ritual.

Table of Contents

1. The Comparative Study of Folktales 2. Riddle Tales from Literary Sources 3. The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle 4. Neck Riddles and Other Riddle Tales 5. Riddle Themes 6. Wisdom Tales 7. Riddles in Folk Societies 8. The Style of the Tale

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General