The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nationas proverbs. This collection contains over 16, 000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just invited to learn about other cultures; proverbs are abits of ancient wisdoma and thus teach us about our own history. Drawing together proverbs that transcend culture, time and space to provide a collection that is both useful and enjoyable, The Routledge Book of World Proverbs is, unquestionably, a book of enduring interest.(Japanese) Do not light a fire that you cannot yourselfput out. (Irish) Do not stir ... ( Spanish) It is as bad to spit out the fire and be shamed, as it is to swallow it and be burnt. (Danish) It is ... (French) Little chips kindle fire, and big logs sustain it.
|Title||:||The Routledge Book of World Proverbs|
|Author||:||Jon R. Stone|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2006-09-27|