Erika Friedl Loefler, emerita Meader Professor of Anthropology, has written a new book titled "Warm Hearts and Sharp Tongues: Life in 555 Proverbs from the Zagros Mountains of Iran." The book was published by New Academic Press this past spring. The collection and annotation of this large body of proverbs provides an insightful ethnography of the philosophy of life of a Lur tribe in the Zagros Mountains, a fascination Persian people. Friedl Loeffler collected the sayings over the past 50 years during many visits and observed the local way of life as it changed from "the old times" to modernity.
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