A World Treasury of Riddles

A World Treasury of Riddles

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Mythologist and adventurer Phil Cousineau theorizes that riddles are proverbs turned into questions. He believes telling riddles is a lost folk art. This eclectic collection of brain twisters from Leonardo da Vinci to Lewis Carroll is designed to bring the practice back to the living room. Cousineau invites readers into the peripatetic, poetic, and sweet language of riddles.QUESTIONS. He happened to be the only child, But his father and mother are not known. In this example from the Philippines, the riddle is the only ... Riddle derives from the Old English word raedal, meaning a€œto give advice, a€ and also shares the same root as the verb to read. ... In other words, we dona#39;t have all the answers.

Title:A World Treasury of Riddles
Author: Phil Cousineau
Publisher:Conari Press - 2001-10-01

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