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  • The Little Red Book of Hunter's Wisdomby Jay Cassell; Peter Fiduccia

    Skyhorse Publishing 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...

  • Tahuhu Koreroby Merata Kawharu; Krzysztof Pfeiffer

    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...

  • Omiano vya Tjipangandjaraby Jekura Uaurika Kavari

    University of Namibia Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Omiano vya Tjipangandjara: Otjiherero Proverbs and Idioms is a unique collection of linguistic and cultural significance. The author has collected over 150 proverbs and idioms from the Ovaherero community, particularly the Ovakaoko, in Namibia, and from various written sources. He encourages the use of these proverbs as a means of cultural enrichment,... more...

  • Tahuhu Koreroby Merata Kawharu; Krzysztof Pfeiffer

    Auckland University Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Compiling a rich, accessible introduction to the people and the land of Taikokerau—a northern region of New Zealand—this collection of proverbs offers traditional wisdom from the oral record of an indigenous history and culture. Presenting close to 200 selected sayings that capture key moments in Maori history, celebrated ancestors, and important... more...

  • The Routledge Book of World Proverbsby Jon R. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95

    The Routledge Book of World Proverbs draws together proverbs that transcend culture, time and space to provide an enduring collection that is both useful and enjoyable. more...

  • Japanese Proverbsby David Galef; Jun Hashimoto

    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...

  • Dictionary of European Proverbsby Emanuel Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 990.00

    A collection of over 50,000 proverbs in 70 European languages and dialects, arranged in 2,500 sets. The fruits of over 40 years of research, this is the only collection of proverbs on this scale ever to be published anywhere in the world. more...

  • Concise Dictionary of European Proverbsby Emanuel Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 350.00

    A fascinating collection of proverbs in twenty-nine languages, this is a key reference source for linguists, ethnologists and folklorists, and is of interest to anyone wanting to know about the origins, development and current usage of the proverb. more...

  • The Joys of Hebrewby Lewis Glinert

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • What Goes Around Comes Aroundby Kimberly Lau; Peter Tokofsky; Stephen Winick

    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...