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  • Wise Words (RLE Folklore)by Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 175.00

    The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive overview of the fascinating advances in the field... more...

  • Wit and Wisdom in Morocco (Routledge Revivals)by Edward Westermarck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    First published in 1930, this is the final of Edward Westermarck?s trilogy of titles that explore the society, culture and customs of Morocco. Compiled from years of personal research and interviews conducted with local people, this collection of native proverbs addresses such cultural and ideological concepts as marriage and family, hospitality,... more...

  • Even a Stone Buddha Can Talkby David Galef; Jun Hashimoto

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    This selection of ageless folk wisdom from Japan's cities, villages, and fields is ideal for the student—casual or serious—of Japanese culture. Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk is a humorous guide to everyday Japan and a gentle introduction to the values and traditions that still drive and inform, even now, in times of unprecedented sophistication ... more...

  • Behold the Proverbs of a Peopleby Wolfgang Mieder

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 75.00

    The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide more...

  • 500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressionsby Liwei Jiao; Benjamin Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu . Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the... 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...

  • A Classical Collection of Tamil Proverbsby Herman Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Behar Proverbsby John Christian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Haud Ma Chips, Ah've Drapped the Wean!by Allan Morrison; Bob Dewar

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    An hilarious and often wise collection of Scots saying straight from the mouths of the Grannies of Glasgow. With each snippet accompanied by a straightforward English translation, this is your introduction to the unique wisdom of the 'Glesca Granny'. more...