The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel globe in search origins such words wisdom, experiencing rich cultural traditions reflected each nation’s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences life. And we are not just invited learn about other cultures; proverbs ‘bits ancient wisdom’ thus teach us own history. Drawing together transcend culture, time space provide a is both useful enjoyable, is, unquestionably, book enduring interest.
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a introduction two expanded indexes. It will appeal those interested in cultural history the English language.