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.