Return to home page
Searching: Otterbein library catalog
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Author Bitterli, Dieter.
Title Say what I am called : the Old English riddles of the Exeter Book and the Anglo-Latin riddle tradition / Dieter Bitterli.
Imprint Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 2009 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2010)

Author Bitterli, Dieter.
Series Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 2
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 2.
Subject Exeter book.
Riddles, English (Old) -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
Riddles, Latin -- History and criticism.
Riddles in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 218 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-212) and index.
Contents pt. I. Contexts -- 1. Latin Riddling and the Vernacular -- 2. Tell-Tale Birds: The Etymological Principle -- 3. Crossings: Combinatorial and Numerical Riddles -- pt. II. Codes -- 4. Runic Strategies -- 5. Bits and Pieces -- 6. Letter Games -- pt. III. Tools -- 7. Silent Speech -- 8. Beasts of Battle -- 9. Flesh Made Word -- 10. Coda.
Summary A rich and illuminating work that is as intriguing as the riddles themselves, Say What I Am Called is a rewarding study of some of the most interesting works from the Anglo-Saxon period.
ISBN 9781442689077 (electronic bk.)
1442689072 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 635459338
Additional Format Print version: Bitterli, Dieter. Say what I am called. Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : University of Toronto Press, 2009 (DLC) 2009464624