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"Proverbs speak louder than words"; folk wisdom in art, culture, folklore, history, literature and mass media.

9781433103780

"Proverbs speak louder than words"; folk wisdom in art, culture, folklore, history, literature and mass media.

Mieder, Wolfgang.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc

2008

357 pages

$82.95

Hardcover

PN6401

In his third volume of collected English essays, Mieder (German and folklore, U. of Vermont) presents 10 detailed studies on folk proverbs discovered unexpected places. The topics include Alan Dundes as pioneering paremiologist, the worldview of New England, Abraham Lincoln's apocryphal proverb about not swapping horses in the middle of the stream, and proverbial letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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