Tristes Tropiques

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2012 - Social Science - 448 pages
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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."

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One of my stars is for the drawings. I get a feeling he orders his thoughts with them before there are words, and he's tuned into this. Or maybe that's just my brain on mana. Read full review


Translators Note
1 Setting Out
2 On Board Ship
3 The West Indies
4 The Quest for Power
20 A Native Community and its LifeStyle
21 Gold and Diamonds
22 Virtuous Savages
23 The Living and the Dead
24 The Lost World
25 In the Sertão
26 On the Line
27 Family Life

5 Looking Back
6 The Making of an Anthropologist
7 Sunset
8 The Doldrums
9 Guanabara
10 Crossing the Tropic
11 São Paulo
12 Towns and Countryside
13 Pioneer Zone
14 The Magic Carpet
15 Crowds
16 Markets
17 Parana
18 Pantanal
19 Nalike
28 A Writing Lesson
29 Men Women and Chiefs
30 A Canoe Trip
31 Robinson Crusoe
32 In the Forest
33 The Village of the Crickets
34 The Farce of the Japim Bird
35 Amazonia
36 Seringal
37 The Apotheosis of Augustus
38 A Little Glass of Rum
39 Taxila
40 The Kyong

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About the author (2012)

Claude Levi-Strauss (1908-2009), the founder of structural anthropology, was born in Belgium and studied at the University of Paris. A member of the French Academy, he authored numerous works, including Structural Anthropology, The Savage Mind, and Myth and Meaning.
Patrick Wilcken is the author of Claude Levi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology. He lives in London.
John Weightman (1915-2004) and Doreen Weightman (d. 1985) together translated several important anthropological works of Claude Levi-Strauss and a book about Rousseau by Jean Guehenno.

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