1st Edition

Turandot's Sisters Pbdirect
A Study of the Folktale AT 851

ISBN 9781138845640
Published October 13, 2016 by Routledge
218 Pages

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Book Description

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

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