LITHUANIAN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES  
ISSN 0024-5089
Copyright © 2019 LITUANUS Foundation, Inc.

Volume 65, No.1 - Spring 2019
Editor of this issue:Almantas SamalaviŤius


Abstract
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Five Latvian Proverbs, Global and Personal

Guntis –midchens


Abstract
Five proverbs spoken more than three decades ago by a Latvian- American immigrant can be used to reconstruct his worldview: Work is not a rabbit; Money is round; What you have in your head nobody can take from you; A person does not live to eat; and Meet your childrenís children. Each proverbís meanings are illuminated by comparative study of native and international variants, revealing ideas that are shared with many people across cultural boundaries. But the combination of these five texts in one personís repertoire is unique, an expression of one inimitable individualís identity.