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Turandot's sisters : a study of the folktale AT 851

Author: Christine Goldberg
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015. ©1993
Series: Routledge library editions., Folklore ;, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The central tale studied in Turandot's Sisters, first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests are examined to see what motifs from the tales are taken from reality, leaving the rest to be either fantasy motifs or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldberg, Christine.
Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore) : A Study of the Folktale AT 851.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Goldberg
ISBN: 9781317549482 1317549481
OCLC Number: 903488889
Notes: Originally published: 1993.
Based on the author's thesis.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Comparative Study of Folktales; 2. Riddle Tales from Literary Sources; From Ancient Sources: Classical; From Ancient Sources: Indian; From Medieval Sources: Eastern; Oriental Romances; From Medieval Sources: Western; Norse; Celtic; Cosmopolitan Tales; Overview; 3. The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle; AT 851o: The Eastern Subtype; AT 851A: Turandot; AT 851B: The Unborn Hero; AT 851C: The South European Subtype; AT 851C + AT 570. AT 851C in Eastern Europe and FinlandAT 851D: The Germanic Subtype; AT 851 + AT 507A; AT 851: Creole Tales; Summary; 4. Neck Riddles and Other Riddle Tales; Other Simple Riddle Tales; The Murdered Lover (Motif H805); Other Complex Tales with Riddles; 5. Riddle Themes; I. Cosmic Riddles; II. Monsters; III. The Dead and the Living; IV. Human Relationships, Natural and Unnatural; V. Impossibilities; VI. Puns; 6. Wisdom Tales; The Battle of the Sexes; Catch the Devil Through a Riddle; Out of the Mouths of Babes; Man to Man; Oriental Wisdom Tales; Conclusion; 7. Riddles in Folk Societies. Riddles and PowerRiddles and Myths; The Interpersonal Situation; Riddles and Sex; Riddles and Education; Riddling in Tales; 8. The Style of the Tale; Rhythm; Human Relationships; Minor Characters; The Stage: Sets and Properties; Distinctive Qualities of the Subtypes; Novella and Märchen; Bibliography.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Folklore ;, v. 16.
Other Titles: Study of the folktale at eight hundred fifty one
Responsibility: Christine Goldberg.

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