Friday, September 19, 2008

As They Say in Zanzibar

Well, I've found another book to add to my wishlist: David Crystal's As They Say in Zanzibar: Proverbial Wisdom From Around the World. It is a compilation of more than 2,000 proverbs. Crystal says in the foreword, "Proverbs do more than express a general truth or a universal belief. Each in its own way adds a tiny bit more to our understanding of the world's linguistic and cultural diversity, and thus helps us grasp more fully what it means to be human."

It looks as though there are quite a few about books and reading, one of them being "A book holds a house of gold." (China)

Welcome to my wishlist, Mr. Crystal!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to make a comment. I really appreciate it!