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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 16.95
The Little Red Book of Hunter?s Wisdom is packed full of thoughtful and witty quotes on the essence of man and his relationship to the hunt, with all its joys, idiosyncrasies, and challenges. Being a true hunter is a way of life, and this book is packed with memorable comments from men and women who live and breathe it. Read musings on the hunt... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
Tahuhu Korero is a collection of pepeha and whakatauki – Maori proverbs and sayings – from the Taitokerau region, which stretches from Auckland to Cape Reinga. Pepeha and the longer whakatauki are passed down the generations to capture key moments in history, important places and celebrated ancestors. They are also powerful metaphors for human behaviour.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 34.95
The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation?s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
This enchanting little book contains 108 traditional Tibetan proverbs?conveying the wit and wisdom of one of the world?s most unique cultures. The proverbs appear in English and Tibetan script, along with a brief explanation of how and when to use each saying. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
What does a native Japanese speaker mean by expressions like ?the leftover piece is lucky? or ?a red lacquer dish needs no decoration?? How do Japanese speakers relate to English maxims like ?talk is cheap? and ?you get what you pay for?? Proverbs hold many keys to a language and culture. [Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is filled with universal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 331.00
This concise edition of the definitive 3-volume Dictionary of European Proverbs constitutes a fascinating collection of proverbs in 29 languages. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the English equivalent, allowing the reader to identify common trends easily and quickly. * All proverbs listed in original language * 29 European... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 943.00
This Dictionary contains over 50,000 proverbs, in some 70 European languages and dialects, arranged in 2,500 sets. It is the fruits of over 40 years of collection and research, the only collection of proverbs on anything like this scale ever to be published anywhere in the world. Emanuel Strauss has trawled through innumerable collections of proverbs... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 25.95
This study celebrates the Hebrew language by bringing together a generous selection of the best-known words and sayings, in English transcription, and illustrating them with excerpts from the Bible, Talmud, folklore and other Jewish literature. more...
- Utah State University Press 2004; US$ 16.95
In this collection of essays prominent folklorists look at varied modern uses and contexts of proverbs and proverbial speech, some traditional and conventional, others new and unexpected. After the editors' introduction discussing the history and status of attempts to define proverbs, describing their contemporary circulation, and acknowledging the... more...
Tradition des proverbes et des exempla dans l'Occident médiéval / Die Tradition der Sprichwörter und exempla im MittelalterDe Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00
Proverbs and exempla are two literary genres which developed in parallel throughout the Middle Ages. There was often cross-fertilisation between them, for both were engaged in the same discourses; jurisprudence, philosophy, theology, historiography and literature all drew on proverbs and exempla in their arguments. The interdisciplinary papers in the... more...