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by Eleanor Cook

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Eleanor Cook
ISBN: 0521119898
ISBN13: 978-0521119894
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 26, 2009)
Pages: 312
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Eleanor Cook's magnificent book ranges widely across the territory and goes a long way toward her goal of making up for the lack of explicit attention from literary .

Eleanor Cook's magnificent book ranges widely across the territory and goes a long way toward her goal of making up for the lack of explicit attention from literary critics and tehorists in recent centuries. How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? Using examples and readings of literature from classical to modern, including Dante and Lewis Carroll, Cook offers an original and wide-ranging study into how to read enigmas and riddles.

How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? This benchmark study investigates the literary trope of the riddle, and its relation to the broader term 'enigma', including enigma as large masterplot

How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? This benchmark study investigates the literary trope of the riddle, and its relation to the broader term 'enigma', including enigma as large masterplot.

As Eleanor Cook points out in this original study, riddling illuminates the greatest mysteries through the smallest things.

Marina Warner writes: Oedipus the riddle-breaker finds himself caught in a riddle; the coils of the enigma ‘What am I?’ tighten around him until he comes to the horrific knowledge that he is himself insoluble: husband of his mother, brother of his daughters. As Eleanor Cook points out in this original study, riddling illuminates the greatest mysteries through the smallest things. The world presents itself as a riddle,’ she writes. Here is what I am like, it says to us. What am I? Willy nilly we choose an answer to this riddle. (LRB 8 February 2007).

How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? . Eleanor Cook's magnificent book.

How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? This benchmark study investigates the literary trope of the riddle, and its relation to the broader term 'enigma', including enigma as large masterplot. The opening chapter surveys 'enigma personified' as sphinx and griffin, resuscitating a lost Graeco-Latin pun on 'griffin' used by Lewis Carroll. beautifully organized and detailed analysis.

Enigmas and Riddles in Literature. by Eleanor Cook 16 February 2006.

Eleanor Cook, a leading critic of poetry and expert on Stevens, gives us here the essential reader's guide to this important American poet. For each poem she provides an introductory head note and a series of annotations on difficult phrases and references, illuminating for us just why and how Stevens was a master at his art. Cook argues for a revival of the old figure of speech k. Specifications.

Walmart 9780521119894. How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? This benchmark study investigates the literary trope of the riddle, and its relation to the broader term 'enigma', including enigma as large masterplot.

Автор: Eleanor Cook Название: Enigmas and Riddles in Literature ISBN .

Описание: How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? This benchmark study investigates the literary trope of the riddle, and its relation to the broader term ‘enigma’, including enigma as large masterplot. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006. Puzzling the Reader: Riddles in Nineteenth-Century Literature. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians Professional and Amateur 2 Apr. 1870: 176. The Enigma Novel. Leisure Hour 11 Ju. 1857: 285. Judy's Prize Puzzles. Judy, or the London Serio-Comic Journal 14 Apr. 1875: 266.

How do enigmas and riddles work in literature? This benchmark study investigates the literary trope of the riddle, and its relation to the broader term 'enigma', including enigma as large masterplot. Cook argues for a revival of the old figure of speech known as 'enigma' from Aristotle to the seventeenth century by demonstrating its usefulness. The opening chapter surveys 'enigma personified' as sphinx and griffin, resuscitating a lost Graeco-Latin pun on 'griffin' used by Lewis Carroll. The history and functions of enigma draw on classical and biblical through to modern writing. Wide-ranging examples concentrate on literature in English, especially modern poetry, with three detailed case studies on Dante, Lewis Carroll, and Wallace Stevens. An important contribution to studies of poetic thought and metaphor, this anatomy of the riddle will appeal particularly to readers and scholars of poetry, modern American and comparative literatures, rhetoric, and folk-riddles.
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