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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases (Belknap Press)

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Publisher Comments:

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."

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliographical References

Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

Appendixes

A. "Thoughts on Proverbs" by S.P.L.

B. Yankee Phrases

C. Proverb, Proverbial, Proverbially

Indexes

Important Words

Proper Nouns

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674219816
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Author:
Whiting, Bartlett Jere
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Proverbs, American
Subject:
English language -- Terms and phrases.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
American
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. xxxiii-lxiv.
Series:
Belknap Press
Publication Date:
February 1978
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
10 x 7.0625 in 2.7 lb

Related Subjects

Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases (Belknap Press)
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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