Download E-books Proverbs: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) PDF

By Wolfgang Mieder

Proverbs supply a concise checklist of folks knowledge and feature seemed in oral culture, literature, artwork, and pop culture for hundreds of years. Written by way of the most important authority on proverbs, this reference offers highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers a concise but finished review of proverbs in international tradition. the quantity starts off with definitions and classifications of proverbs, by way of discussions of numerous awesome examples. The publication then examines ways to the research of proverbs and where of proverbs in literature, politics, renowned songs, and way of life. It closes with a bibliography of print and digital assets and a thesaurus. incorporated are various illustrations.

Just approximately each person has heard a minimum of one proverb, and most of the people have heard extra. Proverbs supply a concise list of people knowledge and feature seemed in oral culture, literature, paintings, and pop culture for hundreds of years. some of the most various and interesting different types of folklore, proverbs are studied in any respect degrees and are of curiosity to quite a lot of audiences. Written by way of the most important authority on proverbs, this reference offers highschool scholars, undergraduates, and common readers a concise but accomplished evaluate of proverbs in global culture.

The quantity starts off with definitions and classifications of proverbs and a dialogue in their starting place and dissemination. It then discusses a number of consultant proverbs from world wide. this is often by means of a evaluate of scholarship on proverbs. The booklet subsequent seems at how numerous proverbs have seemed in political speeches, literature, pop culture, and daily life. The instruction manual closes with a bibliography of print and digital assets and a word list. integrated are quite a few pictures illustrating the function of proverbs round the world.

Show description

Read Online or Download Proverbs: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) PDF

Best Folklore Mythology books

Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture

"Spells of attraction" brings jointly the simplest literary fairy stories ever written, prepared to supply a feeling of the background and evolution of this old style. targeting the paintings of the main talented writers of the nice Western literary pursuits from classical occasions to the current, Jack Zipes's assortment exhibits how a few of literature's so much inventive minds have attempted their hand at blending the magic components of the fairy story - and the way the style has been marvelously reworked in keeping with each one writer's specific genius.

Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics)

Longus's romance tells the tale of 2 little ones, Daphnis and Chloe, who love one another yet have no idea tips to make love. round their challenge Longus weaves a myth which entertains and instructs, yet by no means errs in flavor. The difficult toil and precariousness of peasant lifestyles are right here, yet so are its compensations--revelry, track, dance, and storytelling.

Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

For ten years, William Sax studied the population of the previous nation of Garhwal in northern India. Sax attended and took part in performances of the pandav lila (a ritual reenactment of scenes from the Mahabharata in a dance) and saw its context in village existence. Combining ethnographic fieldwork with subtle mirrored image at the better meanings of those rituals and practices, this quantity provides the knowledge in a method available to the uninitiated reader.

Divinity and Experience: The Religion of the Dinka

Initially released in 1961, this research of the faith of Southern Sudan's Dinka humans is now thought of a minor vintage of social anthropology. Lienhardt examines the complicated meanings of divine imagery and relates those to the Dinkas' adventure of lifestyles and dying. From the position of monks to the interpretation of hymns, prayers, and myths, Lienhardt presents an exceptional research and interpretation of this humans and their faith.

Additional info for Proverbs: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 8 votes