Proverbial Bernard Shaw, The

Proverbial Bernard Shaw, The

by Geroge B Bryan
     
 

Bernard Shaw was a prolific author of book reviews, novels, plays, criticism, essays, and correspondence. Throughout his voluminous writings, proverbs occur repeatedly. This book is a comprehensive index to proverbs in Shaw's writings. An introductory chapter discusses the importance of proverbs in Shaw's works and analyzes his use of them. The bulk of the volume

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Bernard Shaw was a prolific author of book reviews, novels, plays, criticism, essays, and correspondence. Throughout his voluminous writings, proverbs occur repeatedly. This book is a comprehensive index to proverbs in Shaw's writings. An introductory chapter discusses the importance of proverbs in Shaw's works and analyzes his use of them. The bulk of the volume is a key-word index to the proverbs, along with a list of editions of Shaw's writings that were consulted.

Proverbs in the key-word index are arranged alphabetically according to the most significant word in the text. Each entry cites quotations from Shaw's works in which the proverb appears. Entries also identify the edition of Shaw's works consulted, and provide the page number on which the proverb appears. The entries then cite major proverb and quotation dictionaries which can be consulted for additional information. Appendices overview the frequency with which Shaw used various proverbial expressions and summarize their distribution in his writings.

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Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific author of book reviews, novels, plays, criticism, essays, and correspondence. Throughout his voluminous writings, proverbs occur repeatedly. This volume is a comprehensive index to proverbs in Shaw's writings. Introductory material discusses Shaw's use of proverbs, and the bulk of the volume is a key-word listing of proverbs in Shaw's works. Index entries cite the page numbers of Shaw's works in which the proverbs appear. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313292187
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/20/1994
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature Series, #41
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE B. BRYAN is Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont.

WOLFGANG MIEDER is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. His many books include A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), Proverbs are Never out of Season (1993), The Proverbial Winston S. Churchill (Greenwood, 1995), The Politics of Proverbs (1997), and numerous others. He is also the editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship.

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