SICILIAN PROVERBS

translated into English by Arthur V. Dieli

 

 

 

Book Cover Proverbi Siciliani / Sicilian Proverbs       

Proverbi Siciliani / Sicilian Proverbs

(English and Sicilian Edition) Paperback. By Arthur V. Dieli (Author), Gaetano Cipolla (Editor), Carlo Puleo (Artist).

This is a collection of more than a thousand Sicilian proverbs selected, translated and explained by Arthur V. Dieli. The book contains original drawings by Carlo Puleo, a Sicilian artist. The proverbs are arranged alphabetically by key words. The proverbs are in Sicilian, the first Italic language of Italy.

The cover art is the work of the noted Sicilian artist Carlo Puleo.

Read some of the Sicilian Proverbs.

Order the book from Amazon, and Arba Sicula.

Book Cover A Happy Heart and One Slice Of Bread       

A Happy Heart and One Slice of Bread / Cori cuntenti e 'na fedda di pani.

An ebook in Sicilian and English. By Arthur V. Dieli with a Foreword by Charles Giordano.

Sicilian proverbs are a pathway into the reality of Sicilian culture over the centuries. They are the voices of its people that ring true from generation to generation. The proverbs are an important sub-text of their conversation. Every segment of society is represented by the truth of the proverbs. The majority of the Sicilian proverbs in this collection were recorded by Giuseppe Pitrč (1841-1916) in four volumes of his twenty-five volume library of Sicilian folklore. The eBook is currently available from Friesen Press, iTunes Bookstore, and Google Play. It is also available from Amazon in a Kindle edition.

Book Cover The Children of Aeolus       

The Children of Aeolus

Characters Typifying Their Sicilian Origin. By Carlo Puleo translated into English by Arthur Dieli. Paperback.

The short stories in this volume draw on Puleo's many experiences and especially on his particular artistic viewpoint. Carlo Puleo was a personal friend of Ignazio Buttitta for many years and he has drawn on that experience to show us a personal side of the renowned Sicilian poet.

The book is currently available online from Amazon, and Arba Sicula, and in a Kindle edition.

 

Book Cover To A Great Lord A Small Gift       

To A Great Lord A Small Gift / A gran signuri picculu prisenti.

A paperback edition in Sicilian and English. By Arthur V. Dieli with a Foreword by Charles Giordano and illustrations by Patrick Dieli.

Sicilian proverbs are sometimes ambiguous and difficult to understand. Giuseppe Pitrč addressed this problem with a group of fables that explain the origin and/or the meaning of each proverb. The fables were collected from storytellers in all the provinces of Sicily except for the province of Messina where Laura Gonzenbach, a native of Messina, had already collected 90 of them which she translated into German. Pitrč often cites her collection whenever a proverb in his collection coincides with one in the Gonzenbach collection.

It is available from Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.

Book Cover Sicilian Proverbs Volume I       

Sicilian Proverbs Volume I.

A paperback edition in Sicilian and English. By Arthur V. Dieli

Volume I of Sicilian Proverbs gives the reader an authentic view of the customs and traditions of the people of Sicily as expressed and endorsed by the people themselves. This is the first of four volumes of proverbs collected by Giuseppe Pitrč, which he organized into ninety chapters. Volume I contains the first twenty-five chapters. These first twenty-five chapters give you an entertaining, and authentic look at the life of the Sicilian people as they see themselves through the proverbs they have adopted and use from day to day.

Lu studiu fa l’omu ddottu e la cuscienzia castu (Pitrč, IV, 43). Study makes a man learned and his conscience makes him honest.

It is available from Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.

Book Cover Sicilian Proverbs Volume I       

Sicilian Proverbs Volume II.

A paperback edition in Sicilian and English. By Arthur V. Dieli

Volume II of Sicilian Proverbs gives the reader an authentic view of the customs and traditions of the people of Sicily as expressed and endorsed by the people themselves. This is the second of four volumes of proverbs collected by Giuseppe Pitrč, which he organized into ninety chapters. Volume II contains twenty-nine chapters.

The chapters are organized by topics, starting with: Chapter XXVI Physical Things, through Chapter LIV Occupations, Various Professions. These twenty-nine chapters also give you an entertaining, and authentic look at the life of the Sicilian people as they see themselves through the proverbs they have adopted and use from day to day.

Volume II is available from Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition.

Book Cover Sicilian Proverbs Volume I       

Sicilian Proverbs Volume III.

A paperback edition in Sicilian and English. By Arthur V. Dieli

Sicilian Proverbs Volume III (Giuseppe Pitrč 1841-1916) is an English translation of Pitrč’s third of four volumes in the series Proverbi Siciliani / Sicilian Proverbs. They are part of a twenty-five volume collection of Sicilian folklore. Volume III contains more than 3500 Sicilian proverbs organized into twenty chapters. Each proverb is displayed in its original Sicilian, followed immediately by its English translation. The chapters include: LV, Weather, Seasons, Times of the Year, LVI, Life's Miseries, Human Conditions, LVII, Death, LVIII, Move to Another City, Travel, LIX, Different Natures,LX, Peoples, Countries, Cities, LXI, Pride, Vanity, Conceit, LXII, Obstinacy, Flexibility, LXIII, Sloth, Industry, Work, LXIV, Speaking, Keeping Silent, LXV, Fear, Meanness of heart, Courage, Ardor, LXVI, Patience, Resignation, LXVII, Poverty, Wealth, LXVIII, Integrity, Honor LXIX, Prudence, Sagacity, Rashness, Light Heartedness,LXX, Rules for Judging,LXXI, Rules of Behavior and Conversation,LXXII, Religion.LXXIII, Deliberation, Consideration, Time,LXXIV, Resolve, Promptness, Seize the Occasions. .

Volume III will be available from Amazon in paperback and in a Kindle edition on or abaut Dec 15, 2018.


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