Proverbs are never out of season : popular wisdom in the modern age / Wolfgang Mieder

Author(s): Mieder, Wolfgang
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Subjects: Proverbs--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
LC Classification: P, PN
Table of Contents: Introduction
1. "The Wit of One, and the Wisdom of Many": General Thoughts on the Nature of the Proverb 3
2. "A Proverb Is a Short Sentence of Wisdom": Popular Views of the Proverb 18
3. "Proverbs Everyone Ought to Know": Paremiological Minimum and Cultural Literacy 41
4. "Old Wisdom in New Clothing": The Proverb in the Modern Age 58
5. "Early to Bed and Early to Rise": From Proverb to Benjamin Franklin and Back 98
6. "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words": From Advertising Slogan to American Proverb 135
7. "An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away": Traditional and Modern Aspects of Medical Proverbs 152
8. "Good Proverbs Make Good Vermonters": The Flavor of Regional Proverbs 173
9. "(Don't) Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water": The Americanization of a German Proverb and Proverbial Expression 193
10. "Proverbs in Nazi Germany": The Promulgation of Anti-Semitism and Stereotypes Through Folklore 225
Bibliography 256
Art Credits 271
Index: Names 273
Index: Subjects 276
Index: Proverbs 280
Notes: LCCN: 92025051
ISBN: 0195077288 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Physical Description: xviii, 284 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 26218950
ISBN/ISSN: 0195077288

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