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Mieder, Wolfgang

Overview
Works: 398 works in 1,584 publications in 5 languages and 31,725 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Sayings  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Miscellanea  Quotations  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Speaker, Compiler, Other, wpr, win, Interviewee, Adapter
Classifications: PN6426, 398.9210973
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Most widely held works by Wolfgang Mieder
A Dictionary of American proverbs( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 2,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of more than 15,000 sayings, adages, and maxims commonly used in popular speech in the U.S. and Canada. As the first major collection of proverbs in the English language based on oral sources rather than written sources, it includes thousands of uniquely American proverbs that have never before been recorded as well as many thousands of traditional sayings that have found their way into American speech from classical, biblical, British, continental European and American literature. Extensive bibliography lists both primary and secondary sources
The Prentice-Hall encyclopedia of world proverbs : a treasury of wit and wisdom through the ages by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and French and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers more than eighteen thousand proverbs from around the world arranged alphabetically by key subject word and identifies the national, ethnic, or cultural origin of each proverbT
The dictionary of modern proverbs by Charles Clay Doyle( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of English-language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb
Tradition and innovation in folk literature by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proverbs are never out of season : popular wisdom in the modern age by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolfgang Mieder, the world's foremost proverb expert, has been studying proverbs for most of his life. He has published more than fifty books on his favorite subject, including the mammoth Dictionary of American Proverbs. Complete with thirty-eight illustrations, here is a rich compendium of the many uses of proverbs throughout history and undeniable proof that proverbs are never our of season."--Jacket
Disenchantments : an anthology of modern fairy tale poetry by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains poetic interpretations (the majority for older students) of traditional fairy tales such as The Frog Prince, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. Poets include Randall Jarrell, Robert Graves, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and Aileen Fisher. Secondary
The Wisdom of many : essays on the proverb( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proverbs : a handbook by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture
Sprichwort by Lutz Röhrich( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realien zur Literatur. Abt.E: Poetik
International proverb scholarship : an annotated bibliography by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dictionary of wellerisms by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mieder's preface, bibliography, and extensive introduction explaining the history, meaning, and function of wellerisms are supplemented by an index of speakers and an index of situations
The holocaust : introductory essays( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proverbs are the best policy : folk wisdom and American politics by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolfgang Mieder, widely considered the world's greatest proverb scholar, examines the role of proverbial speech on the American political stage from the Revolutionary War to the present. He begins his survey by discussing the origins and characteristics of American proverbs and their spread across the globe hand in hand with America's international political role. He then looks at the history of the defining proverb of American democracy, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people.""--Jacket
"Freundschaft ist des Lebens Salz" : dreieinhalb Jahrzehnte Korrespondenz zwischen den Folkloristen Lutz Röhrich und Wolfgang Mieder by Lutz Röhrich( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proverbs speak louder than words" : folk wisdom in art, culture, folklore, history, literature and mass media by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as so-called monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations."--Jacket
What goes around comes around : the circulation of proverbs in contemporary life by Stephen D Winick( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, prominent folklorists look at varied modern uses and contexts of proverbs and proverbial speech, some traditional and conventional, others new and unexpected. After the editors' introduction discussing the history and status of attempts to define proverbs, describing their contemporary circulation, and acknowledging the especially important work of paremiologist Wolfgang Meider, the contributions examine the continuing pervasiveness and idiomatic relevance of proverbs in modern culture
All men and women are created equal : Elizabeth Cady Stanton's and Susan B. Anthony's proverbial rhetoric promoting women's rights by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of the use and function of the proverbial language in the personal relationship between the nineteenth-century feminists Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) and Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), and their vast correspondence, the appearance of the proverbial rhetoric in their many speeches and essays, and their innovative employment of proverbial quotations from such documents as the 'Declaration of Independence' to further their cause. It also looks at how proverbs in their traditional wording or as innovatively changed pieces of wisdom were used to argue both for equal pay and education of women and to overcome the misogyny of the established church. A final chapter looks at how the Biblical proverb "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" became a powerful verbal tool to justify their call for equal rights for women. These chapters are followed by an index of proverbs and proverbial expressions that are listed in their contexts with information as to their source and date
From Goethe to Novalis: studies in classicism and romanticism : Festschrift for Dennis F. Mahoney in celebration of his sixty-fifth birthday( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Achim von Arnim, Bildungsroman, Classicism, German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Dennis F. Mahoney, Novalis, novel, Jean Paul, Romanticism, Friedrich Schiller"--
The proverbial "Pied piper" : a festschrift volume of essays in honor of Wolfgang Mieder on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than one hundred-fifty books and three hundred published articles on proverb studies that have attracted wide attention of folklorists around the world, it is little wonder that international scholars look upon Wolfgang Mieder as the modern-day Pied Piper of paremiology. For this festschrift, some of the world's leading proverb and folklore scholars have come together to commemorate Mieder's sixty-fifth birthday. Authors from Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, and the United States have contributed essays representative of the scope and breadth of Mieder's own impressive scholarship. The Proverbial "Pied Piper" honors Wolfgang Mieder's legendary contributions to the study of proverbs and contains new scholarship by some of the best paremiologists in the world."--Jacket
Behold the proverbs of a people : proverbial wisdom in culture, literature, and politics by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom's international currency. The first section of the book focuses on the field of paremiology (proverb studies) in general, the spread of Anglo-American proverbs in Europe, and the phenomenon of modern proverbs. The second section analyzes the use of proverbs in the world of politics, including a chapter on President Obama, while the third concentrates on the uses of proverbs in literature. The final section ends with detailed cultural studies of the origin, history, dissemination, use, function, and meaning of specific proverbs. Noted scholar Wolfgang Mieder shows that proverbs matter in culture, literature, and politics. Proverbs remain part and parcel of oral and written communication, and, he demonstrates, they deserve to be studied from a range of viewpoints. While various chapters deal with a variety of issues and approaches, they cohere through a rhetorical perspective that looks at the text, texture, and context of proverbs as speech acts that make a noteworthy impact on culture and society. Whether proverbs appear in everyday speech, on the radio, on television, in films, on the pages of newspapers or magazines, in advertisements, in literary works, or in political speeches, they serve as formulaic verbal devices to add authoritative weight through tradition, convention, and wisdom"--
 
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A Dictionary of American proverbs
Alternative Names
Mieder, Wolfgangi 1944-

Wolfgang Mieder American folklorist

Wolfgang Mieder Duits professor

Мидер, Вольфганг

ミーダー, ヴォルフガング

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The Prentice-Hall encyclopedia of world proverbs : a treasury of wit and wisdom through the agesProverbs : a handbookInternational proverb scholarship : an annotated bibliographyA Dictionary of wellerismsProverbs are the best policy : folk wisdom and American politics"Proverbs speak louder than words" : folk wisdom in art, culture, folklore, history, literature and mass mediaWhat goes around comes around : the circulation of proverbs in contemporary lifeThe proverbial "Pied piper" : a festschrift volume of essays in honor of Wolfgang Mieder on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday