Proverbs are never out of season : popular wisdom in the modern age (eBook, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
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Proverbs are never out of season : popular wisdom in the modern age

Author: Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From "Look before you leap" and "You can't sell the cow and have the milk too" to "There's no fool like an old fool" and "Practice what you preach," the wisdom of proverbs has delighted people throughout the ages. Now, Proverbs Are Never Out of Season provides an engaging look at the significance of traditional proverbs and their variations in the modern world." "Wolfgang Mieder takes a fascinating tour of the many
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mieder, Wolfgang.
Proverbs are never out of season.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92025051
(OCoLC)26218950
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Mieder
OCLC Number: 623467691
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 284 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 27.50), is widely regarded as the world's leading paremiologist (or proverbs expert!) In this entertaining new book, he looks at the uses to which proverbs have been put - political propaganda, advertising, and medical superstition - and their role in the modern world. Ranging from regional proverbs ('Vermont has two seasons - winter and the Fourth of July') to Americanizations ('Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater'), and homespun wisdom ('An apple a day keeps the doctor away'), the book also contains 36 black-and-white halftones illustrating the place of proverbs in popular culture.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Mieder.

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