Riddle Me This: A World Treasury of Word Puzzles, Folk Wisdom, & Literary Conundrums

Riddle Me This: A World Treasury of Word Puzzles, Folk Wisdom, & Literary Conundrums

by Phil Cousineau
     
 
Author Phil Cousineau is an adventure travel guide and mythographer whose mentor was scholar Joseph Campbell. He has collected riddles from every land, uncovering common threads in what he calls "ingenious questions in search of clever answers." Organized by country, Riddle Me This will educate as it entertains and intrigues readers.Although written with a sense of

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Author Phil Cousineau is an adventure travel guide and mythographer whose mentor was scholar Joseph Campbell. He has collected riddles from every land, uncovering common threads in what he calls "ingenious questions in search of clever answers." Organized by country, Riddle Me This will educate as it entertains and intrigues readers.Although written with a sense of fun and a love of words, the book has a serious premise at its core -- to rescue riddles from obscurity and return them to their proper status as one of the earliest types of folk wisdom. Suitable fare for scholars or for family fun, Riddle Me This will tickle the funnybone and stimulate the brain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573241458
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 6.55(h) x 0.76(d)

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