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By Mineke Schipper

In cultures everywhere in the globe, intercourse and gender matters were expressed in proverbs, the world's smallest literary style. This attention-grabbing booklet presents revealing insights into the feminine throughout centuries and continents, as recorded in millions of vibrant and earthy proverbs approximately ladies. Mineke Schipper analyses similarities, modifications, and contradictions within the cultural norms approximately gender expressed in hundreds of thousands of proverbs she has stumbled on from over one hundred fifty international locations. Grouping the sayings into such different types because the lady physique, love, intercourse, childbirth, and feminine strength, she unearths shared styles in principles approximately ladies (and how males see them). half cross-cultural examine, half literary feedback, and half anthology, her publication is a different and interesting source to dip into repeatedly.

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