Unriddling the Exeter Riddles

Unriddling the Exeter Riddles

by Patrick J. Murphy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271048420
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Patrick J. Murphy is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Unriddling the Riddles 27

Chapter 2 A Literal Reading of Riddle 57 79

Chapter 3 Transformation and Textual Culture 109

Chapter 4 Riddle 17 as Samson's Lion 153

Chapter 5 Innuendo and Oral Tradition 175

Chapter 6 The Roots of Riddle 25 221

Afterword 235

Bibliography 239

Index 259

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