The Proverbial «Pied Piper»
A Festschrift Volume of Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Mieder on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday
©2009 Others XVI, 306 Pages
With more than one hundred-fifty books and three hundred published articles on proverb studies that have attracted wide attention of folklorists around the world, it is little wonder that international scholars look upon Wolfgang Mieder as the modern-day Pied Piper of paremiology. For this festschrift, some of the world’s leading proverb and folklore scholars have come together to commemorate Mieder’s sixty-fifth birthday. Authors from Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, and the United States have contributed essays representative of the scope and breadth of Mieder’s own impressive scholarship. The Proverbial «Pied Piper» honors Wolfgang Mieder’s legendary contributions to the study of proverbs and contains new scholarship by some of the best paremiologists in the world.