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The Wisdom of Many: Essays on the Proverb

Mieder, Wolfgang

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ISBN 10: 0299143600 / ISBN 13: 9780299143602
Editore: University of Wisconsin Press
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Titolo: The Wisdom of Many: Essays on the Proverb

Casa editrice: University of Wisconsin Press

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Very Good

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The Wisdom of Many explores research on proverbs of many cultures. More than twenty essays written by scholars of such diverse disciplines as folklore, literature, psychology, linguistics, and anthropology illustrate the significance of traditional proverbs and trace variations of proverbs over time, drawing on African, Chinese, Spanish, Finnish, Irish, and Yiddish examples.

About the Author:

Wolfgang Mieder is professor of German and folklore and chair of the Department of German and Russian at the University of Vermont.  Author of more than sixty books on folklore and proverbs, including Proverbs Are Never Out of Season and Howl Like a Wolf: Animal Proverbs, Mieder is co-editor of A Dictionary of American Proverbs and A Dictionary of Wellerisms. Alan Dundes is professor of folklore and anthropology at the University of California–Berkeley.  His books available from the University of Wisconsin Press include Parsing through Customs: Essays by a Freudian Folklorist and several folklore casebooks: The Cockfight, The Evil Eye, The Blood Libel Legend, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

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