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The Old English and Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition

The Old English and Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition
  • Author: Andy Orchard
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  • ISBN: 0674055330
  • Page: 890
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The Old English and Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition assembles, for the first time ever, an astonishing array of riddles composed before 1200 CE that continue to entertain and puzzle.

Wordplay has been at the heart of Western literature for many centuries, and medieval riddles provide insights into the extraordinary and the everyday. The Old English and Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition assembles, for the first time ever, an astonishing array of riddles composed before 1200 CE that continue to entertain and puzzle.


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