TITLE

The proverbial collector

PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;1/13/92, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how the University of Vermont's Wolfgang Mieder has been tracking the origins of thousands of common American proverbs for decades, and in a conversation with Alvin P. Sanoff some common questions are answered. Whether most proverbs contain fundamental truths; Speculates that Benjamin Franklin may be the most widely quoted of all the proverb writers in American history; The commonality of proverbs that contain an egalitarian message; More questions.
ACCESSION #
9201130884

 

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