Spanish Studies MEDlEY AL LITERATURE By HELEN BoRELAND, TutorialAssistantinSpanish at Wesifield College, University of London I. GENERAL G. L. Stagg, 'The origins of the Peninsular lyric and European folklore', RCEH, 6:425-42, presents the myths of the wild man and wild woman as examples of folk beliefs of Germanic origin which spread to the Iberian Peninsula. These are used as non-verbal parallels in S.'s thesis that the Peninsular lyric is of Germanic origin. In 'La ambigiiedad en la literatura medieval espanola', Aetas ... (Venice), pp. 363-7 I, A. Deyermond considers the dangers encoun tered by the modern reader who seeks to interpret medieval literature in this light, and carries out an interesting exploration of the use of ambiguity for different effects in a variety of texts. In a typically sound and wide-ranging article, 'Riddles and enigmas in medieval Castilian literature', RPh, 36: 2og-2 I, H. Goldberg studies riddles as functional elements in narratives and as vestiges of past functional forms, and investigates the relationship between riddles and proverbs. Spurgeon Baldwin, The Medieval Castilian Bestiary from Brunetto Latini's 'Tesoro': Study and Edition (EHT, 3I), Exeter, University, xxiv + 72 pp., explains that the thirteenth-century encyclopedic Tesoro, which contained a bestiary, was
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