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Author Seyed-Gohrab, A. A. (Ali Asghar), 1968-

Title Courtly Riddles : Enigmatic Embellishments in Early Persian Poetry.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Leiden University Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (229 pages).
Series Iranian Studies Series
Silsilat al-dirāsāt al-Īrānīyah.
Summary This book is the first study of Persian literary riddles to appear in English, analysing a wide range of complex riddling poems systematically from the tenth to the twelfth century. In addition to the genre of riddles, the book examines the relationship between metaphors and riddles and the genre of literary description. Riddles belong to the oldest genre in many literary traditions. O amber-bodied idol, precious ruby!You are fire with ambergris smoke, amber with fiery smoke;You have silver in your heart, red sulfur in your mouth;You have a snake in your throat, its teeth are on your tongue. You.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Subject Riddles in literature.
Persian literature -- 747-1500 -- History and criticism.
FICTION -- General.
Persian literature. (OCoLC)fst01058528
Riddles in literature. (OCoLC)fst01097591
Chronological Term 747-1500
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Seyed-Gohrab, A.A. Courtly Riddles : Enigmatic Embellishments in Early Persian Poetry. Amsterdam : Leiden University Press, ©2010 9789087280871
ISBN 9789400600102 (ebook)
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