First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

chapter 1|2 pages


chapter 2|8 pages

Methodological Reflections

chapter 4|6 pages

The Problem of Riddle’s Functioning

chapter 5|3 pages

The Folk Riddle: Genus and Species

chapter 6|8 pages

The True Riddle

chapter 7|6 pages

The True Riddle and Its Environs

chapter 8|5 pages

Classification and Taxonomy

chapter 9|4 pages

Classification According to Archer Taylor

chapter 10|5 pages

The Post-Taylorian Perspective

chapter 11|6 pages

The Folk Riddle as a Figure of Concealment

chapter 12|5 pages

The Implicit Target of the Riddle

chapter 13|4 pages

The Nexus of Morphology and Function

chapter 15|4 pages

In the Wings of Taylor’s Classification

chapter 16|10 pages

The Eidetic Core of the Folk Riddle

chapter 19|6 pages

The Poetic Form of the Folk Riddle

chapter 20|3 pages

Final Notes

chapter 21|4 pages