The Woman in Sicilian Proverbs is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the folklore, proverbs, or the culture and language of Sicily. The author’s aim is to present traditional material in a form that brings the proverbs to life, and allows them to appear in a work that re-evokes the spirit of the time and place that gave them birth. The work is set in an indefinite historical period that pre-dates the termination of the system of feuds, and explores the social patterns, behaviour and mentality of Sicilians as expressed through the proverbs collected by such authorities as G. Pitré. It is thus a valuable contribution to social/linguistic anthropology.

THE WOMAN IN SICILIAN PROVERBS

PONTON, DOUGLAS
2014

Abstract

The Woman in Sicilian Proverbs is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the folklore, proverbs, or the culture and language of Sicily. The author’s aim is to present traditional material in a form that brings the proverbs to life, and allows them to appear in a work that re-evokes the spirit of the time and place that gave them birth. The work is set in an indefinite historical period that pre-dates the termination of the system of feuds, and explores the social patterns, behaviour and mentality of Sicilians as expressed through the proverbs collected by such authorities as G. Pitré. It is thus a valuable contribution to social/linguistic anthropology.
978-1-291-95776-1
proverbs; Sicily; linguistic anthropology; translation ; dialect; folk culture
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