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Proverbs in Literature:- An International Bibliography

An International Bibliography

Wolfgang Mieder

This international bibliography indexes the large number of scholarly monographs, dissertations and articles that treat the use and function of proverbs and proverbial expressions in literature. 1166 proverb investigations are listed, dealing not only with the Anglo-American, German and Romance languages, but also with Classical, Germanic, Slavic, African as well as Near and Far Eastern literatures. An introductory essay establishes a methodological basis for further proverb investigations of literature in its widest sense (included are also proverb studies of fairy and tall tales, legends, folk songs and ballads). The actual bibliography is divided into a general section and a substantial alphabetically arranged specific section followed by a complete name index.