Download The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs epub
by Wolfgang Mieder,Fred R. Shapiro,Charles Clay Doyle
"You can't unring a bell." "It takes a village to raise a child." "Life is just a bowl of cherries." We sometimes think of proverbs as expressions of ancient wisdom, but in fact new proverbs are constantly arising. This unique volume is devoted exclusively to English-language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The most complete and accurate such collection ever compiled, The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs presents more than 1,400 individual proverbs gathered and researched with the help of electronic full-text databases not previously used for such a project.
Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb. Mundane or sublime, serious or jocular, these memorable sayings represent virtually every aspect of the modern experience. Readers will find the book almost impossible to put down once opened; every page offers further proof of the immense vitality of proverbs and their colorful contributions to the oral traditions of today.
Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Author: Wolfgang Mieder,Fred R. Shapiro,Charles Clay Doyle
Publisher: Yale University Press (May 22, 2012)
Pages: 312 pages
ePUB size: 1573 kb
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