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Proverbs: A Handbook Hardcover – Nov 8 2010


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (June 30 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313326983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313326981
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,806,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Experience is the mother [or father] of wisdom," as people have been saying in English since the mid-sixteenth century, and few scholars can have a broader or longer experience of proverbs than Professor Mieder. This handbook distils the fruits of that experience into a format designed to cover the subject from many different angles, while also serving as a permanent reference book....The range of topics is astonishing: proverbs in novels, plays, political speeches, art, advertisements, songs, cartoons, comics; proverbs seen in relation to social issues, education, religion, psychology. The reader is also alerted to the remarkable possibilities for research that the Internet now offers if one wants to test the current popularity and uses of a specific proverb....[w]armly recommended."-Folklore

"This title is a concise, comprehensive guide to American proverbs that records records the oral traditions, literature, art, politics, and popular songs of American culture....This book is an outstanding resource that will be a welcome addition to the high school language arts reference collection. Recommended."-Library Media Connection

""Experience is the mother Ýor father¨ of wisdom," as people have been saying in English since the mid-sixteenth century, and few scholars can have a broader or longer experience of proverbs than Professor Mieder. This handbook distils the fruits of that experience into a format designed to cover the subject from many different angles, while also serving as a permanent reference book....The range of topics is astonishing: proverbs in novels, plays, political speeches, art, advertisements, songs, cartoons, comics; proverbs seen in relation to social issues, education, religion, psychology. The reader is also alerted to the remarkable possibilities for research that the Internet now offers if one wants to test the current popularity and uses of a specific proverb....Ýw¨armly recommended."-Folklore

?This title is a concise, comprehensive guide to American proverbs that records records the oral traditions, literature, art, politics, and popular songs of American culture....This book is an outstanding resource that will be a welcome addition to the high school language arts reference collection. Recommended.?-Library Media Connection

?"Experience is the mother [or father] of wisdom," as people have been saying in English since the mid-sixteenth century, and few scholars can have a broader or longer experience of proverbs than Professor Mieder. This handbook distils the fruits of that experience into a format designed to cover the subject from many different angles, while also serving as a permanent reference book....The range of topics is astonishing: proverbs in novels, plays, political speeches, art, advertisements, songs, cartoons, comics; proverbs seen in relation to social issues, education, religion, psychology. The reader is also alerted to the remarkable possibilities for research that the Internet now offers if one wants to test the current popularity and uses of a specific proverb....[w]armly recommended.?-Folklore

About the Author

WOLFGANG MIEDER is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. His many books include A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), Proverbs Are Never out of Season (1993), The Proverbial Winston S. Churchill (Greenwood, 1995), The Politics of Proverbs (1997), and numerous others. He is also the editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship.


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