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Proverb Wit & Wisdom: A Treasury of Proverbs, Parodies, Quips, Quotes, Cliches, Catchwords, Epigrams, and Aphorisms
by Louis A. Berman [edit]

Proverb Wit & Wisdom: A Treasury of Proverbs, Parodies, Quips, Quotes, Cliches, Catchwords, Epigrams, and Aphorisms
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ISBN: 0399522735

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From Library Journal
Berman (emeritus, psychology, Univ. of Illinois) here offers a new take on the quotation book that is more a celebration of the proverb and its many relations than an effort to augment Bartlett's. Grouped under keywords ranging from "abilities" to "youth" are more than 10,000 entries for sayings taken from well-known authors (e.g., A.A. Milne), biblical passages, or obscure origins. The keyword arrangement makes the book awkward to browse thematically and therefore less useful for the patron simply wanting a quote on a subject. However, those fascinated by language and all things proverbial will find two noteworthy inclusions: Berman often supplies the extensions to proverbs (e.g., "Paddle your own canoe" and "then kindly return my paddle") and also provides a section on contrasting proverbs (e.g., "Slow but sure" and "Strike while the iron is hot"). While not a necessary purchase, this work would be useful in libraries with large collections of quotation books.?Neal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L., Richmond, Va.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Synopsis
A comprehensive listing of common and obscure proverbs, accompanied by the commentaries that they have provoked through the years. There are over 10,000 indexed references in this volume.

Louis A. Berman


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