Description : Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins
Author by : Archer Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
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Description : Contains the proverbs and proverbial phrases found in a variety of American authors whose works were published between 1820-1880, alphabetically arranged by key word, with Quotations in chronological order with dates.
Description : Presents an assortment of Anglo-American proverbs and proverbial phrases found in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and provides full bibliographical information for each entry.
Description : This is the first annotated dictionary of Chicano proverbs to be published, and the first to use standard folklore methodology. It is the result of a study of Mexican American folklore and folklife in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a major area of demographic and cultural concentration. Often called the wisdom of the folk, proverbs are perceived as traditional sayings with roots in oral folklore, and as such are considered useful as a way of making a potentially profound and culturally appropriate statement in a common but difficult human situation.
Description : p.B. J. Whiting savors proverbial expressions and has devoted much of his lifetime to studying and collecting them; no one knows more about British and American proverbs than he. The present volume, based upon writings in British North America from the earliest settlements to approximately 1820, complements his and Archer Taylor's Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880. It differs from that work and from other standard collections, however, in that its sources are primarily not "literary" but instead workaday writings - letters, diaries, histories, travel books, political pamphlets, and the like. The authors represent a wide cross-section of the populace, from scholars and statesmen to farmers, shopkeepers, sailors, and hunters. Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel,' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."
Description : Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture.
Description : Lists over fifteen hundred proverbs and sayings in current American usage, with background information on their origins and variations, along with sample citations from books, newspapers, and other sources.
Description : Proverbs supposedly contain the wisdom of the common folk--eternal truths to be passed down through the ages. Yet, like many traditions and cultural practices, proverbs often promote misleading stereotypes of women. This reference book collects more than 800 American proverbs about women and analyzes their significance.