Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in by Wolfgang Mieder

By Wolfgang Mieder

The 13 chapters of this e-book include an interesting and informative access into the realm of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have consistently been and remain wisdom�s foreign forex. the 1st component to the ebook specializes in the sphere of paremiology (proverb reports) mostly, the unfold of Anglo-American proverbs in Europe, and the phenomenon of recent proverbs. the second one part analyzes using proverbs on the earth of politics, together with a bankruptcy on President Obama, whereas the 3rd concentrates at the makes use of of proverbs in literature. the ultimate part ends with distinctive cultural experiences of the foundation, heritage, dissemination, use, functionality, and which means of particular proverbs.

Noted pupil Wolfgang Mieder indicates that proverbs subject in tradition, literature, and politics. Proverbs stay half and parcel of oral and written communique, and, he demonstrates, they need to be studied from a number of viewpoints. whereas a number of chapters take care of a number of concerns and techniques, they cohere via a rhetorical standpoint that appears on the textual content, texture, and context of proverbs as speech acts that make a noteworthy influence on tradition and society. no matter if proverbs seem in daily speech, at the radio, on tv, in motion pictures, at the pages of newspapers or magazines, in ads, in literary works, or in political speeches, they function formulaic verbal units so as to add authoritative weight via culture, conference, and wisdom.

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