Say What I Am Called: The Old English Riddles of the Exeter by Dieter Bitterli

By Dieter Bitterli

Maybe the main enigmatic cultural artifacts that live on from the Anglo-Saxon interval are the previous English riddle poems that have been preserved within the 10th century Exeter e-book manuscript. shrewdpermanent, demanding, and notoriously imprecise, the riddles have involved readers for hundreds of years and supplied an important perception into the interval. In Say What i'm referred to as, Dieter Bitterli takes a clean examine the riddles through studying them within the context of past Anglo-Latin riddles. Bitterli argues that there's a lively universal culture among Anglo-Latin and previous English riddles and info how the contents of the Exeter ebook emulate and re-evaluate their Latin predecessors whereas additionally increasing their literary and formal conventions. The publication additionally considers the ways that conference and content material relate to writing in a vernacular language. A wealthy and illuminating paintings that's as exciting because the riddles themselves, Say What i'm referred to as is a profitable learn of a few of the main fascinating works from the Anglo-Saxon interval.

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