Proverbs: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks)

Proverbs: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks)

Wolfgang Mieder
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Just about everyone has heard at least one proverb, and most people have heard more. Proverbs offer a concise record of folk wisdom and have appeared in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture for centuries. One of the most varied and fascinating types of folklore, proverbs are studied at all levels and are of interest to a wide range of audiences. Written by the foremost authority on proverbs, this reference gives high school students, undergraduates, and general readers a concise yet comprehensive overview of proverbs in world culture. The volume begins with definitions and classifications of proverbs and a discussion of their origin and dissemination. It then discusses several representative proverbs from around the world. This is followed by a review of scholarship on proverbs. The book next looks at how several proverbs have appeared in political speeches, literature, popular culture, and everyday life. The handbook closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources and a glossary. Included are numerous photos illustrating the role of proverbs around the world.
Year:
2004
Publisher:
Greenwood
Language:
english
Pages:
328
ISBN 10:
0313326983
ISBN 13:
9780313326981
File:
PDF, 16.97 MB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2004
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