American Proverbs: A Study of Text and Context

American Proverbs: A Study of Text and Context

by Wolfgang Mieder (Editor)




This study represents the first comprehensive treatise of American proverbs, each chapter including an interpretative essay, a special bibliography, and numerous texts in contexts. The fifteen chapters deal with the proverb in general, American proverbs in particular, proverbs of the immigrants, proverbs current in the various states, proverbs of the Native Americans, Afro-American proverbs, Benjamin Franklin's «proverbs», proverbs in prose literature, proverb poems, proverbs in popular songs, wellerisms, proverbs in comics and cartoons, proverbs in advertisements, and a special final chapter on the modern American proverb «Different strokes for different folks». A large bibliography, three indices, and forty illustrations are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783261039750
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/1990
Series: Sprichworterforschung Series
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.49(d)

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