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Proverbs in World Literature: A Bibliography
     

Proverbs in World Literature: A Bibliography

by Wolfgang Mieder
 

Literary critics and folklorists have long been interested in the use and function of proverbial language in literature. Proverbs in World Literature enables scholars and students to establish what has been published on proverbs, proverbial expressions, proverbial comparisons, proverbial exaggerations, and wellerisms in the works of many authors throughout

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Literary critics and folklorists have long been interested in the use and function of proverbial language in literature. Proverbs in World Literature enables scholars and students to establish what has been published on proverbs, proverbial expressions, proverbial comparisons, proverbial exaggerations, and wellerisms in the works of many authors throughout the world. This international bibliography contains 2,654 entries, of which the first 284 comprise a section of General Studies. Proverb dictionaries based on texts collected from literary works, books and articles about numerous authors, studies of the interrelationship of proverbs and folk literature (fairy tales, legends, tall tales, folk songs, etc.) and theoretical writings on the integration and function of proverbs in literature in general are listed here. The second part of the bibliography is arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the literary author whose proverbial usage has been investigated. Anonymous works are also listed alphabetically. A name index of the scholars cited appears at the end. Extensive materials from many languages and cultures are collected and organized. The bibliography thus includes not only proverb studies regarding the major authors of world literature, but also those investigations that deal with regional writers.

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From the Publisher
«This is a handy reference volume.» (David R. Mayer, Asian Folklore Studies)
«Scholars in several disciplines will find this publication useful, but its greatest value will be to folklorists and literary scholars.» (W.K. McNeil, Choice)
Booknews
Lists without annotation over 2,600 works in several languages on proverbs and related expressions, comparisons, exaggerations, and wellerisms as they have appeared in literature, rather than collected from oral tradition. They include dictionaries, books and articles about specific authors, studies of the interrelationship of proverbs and folk literature, and theoretical treatments of the integration and function of proverbs in literature. After a section of general studies, lists works by the writer being studied. Authors of the studies are listed in the index, which does not include subjects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820434995
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
305

Meet the Author

The Authors: Wolfgang Mieder is Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. In addition to editing Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, Dr. Mieder has written numerous books on proverbs, including American Proverbs: A Study of Texts and Contexts (Peter Lang, 1989); A Dictionary of American Proverbs (with S. Kingsbury and K. Harder); International Proverb Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography; and Proverbs Are Never Out of Season: Popular Wisdom in the Modern Age.
George B. Bryan is Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont and has published several reference books on theatrical biography, the latest of which are Stage Deaths: A Biographical Guide to International Theatrical Obituaries, 1850 to 1990, and Ethel Merman: A Bio-Bibliography. In addition to American Theatrical Legislation 1607-1900: Conspectus and Texts, Dr. Bryan has also written Black Sheep, Red Herrings, and Blue Murder: The Proverbial Agatha Christie (Peter Lang, 1993).
Dr. Bryan and Dr. Mieder are co-compilers of The Proverbial Bernard Shaw, The Proverbial Winston S. Churchill, and The Proverbial Eugene O'Neill.

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