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Inhaltsangabe: "The New Exeter Book of Riddles", compiled and edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Lawrence Sail, is a lively and intriguing riposte to the famous collection of Anglo-Saxon riddles in the original Exeter Book. A hundred contemporary poets, among them Alan Brownjohn, Gillian Clarke, Vicki Feaver, Michael Longley, Roger McGough and Kit Wright, make their distinctive and teasing contributions to the long tradition, which goes back to riddles found on Babylonian wax tablets. The range of form and tone is matched by the variety of subjects, some of which would scarcely have been out of place in the original "Exeter Book", while others - DNA, a supermarket trolley, a getaway car - could only be late twentieth century. Readers old and young will find plenty to delight and challenge them here: and in a riddle delight and challenge are inseperable.
Über den Autor: Kevin Crossley-Holland Kevin Crossley-Holland's deep interest in the early literature of north-west Europe is reflected in much of his writing. In addition to his Selected Poems and Moored Man, a cycle of North Norfolk poems with watercolours and etchings by Norman Ackroyd, he is the author of The Penguin Book of Norse Myths ,while his anthology The Anglo-Saxon World contains his well-known translations ofBeowulf and many of the shorter poems. His celebrated books for children, including the Arthur trilogy, Gatty's Tale and retelling of Beowulf illustrated by Charles Keeping, have been translated into well over twenty languages. With the poet Lawrence Sail, Crossley-Holland has edited a collection of modern metaphorical riddles,The New Exeter Book of Riddles ,and Light Unlocked, an anthology of Christmas Card poems. He is also the co-author with Ivan Cutting of The Wuffings, a play about Anglo-Saxon East Anglia, and the librettist for Nicola LeFanu of two operas based on medieval legends, The Green Children and The Wildman. Kevin Crossley-Holland is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, patron of the Society for Storytelling and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives on the North Norfolk coast.
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