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978-0-06-090892-8 / 0060908920

The Naked Man

by Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher:Harper & Row

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The Naked Man is the fourth and final volume [of Mythologiques], written by the most influential and probably the most controversial anthropologist of our time. . . . Myths from North and South America are set side by side to show their transformations: in passing from person to person and place to place, a myth can change its content and yet retain its structural principles. . . . Apart from the complicated transformations discovered and the fascinating constructions placed on these, the stories themselves provide a feast Betty Abel, Contemporary Review "Levi-Strauss uses the structural method he developed to analyze and 'decode' the mythology of native North Americans, focusing on the area west of the Rockies. . . . [The author] takes the opportunity to refute arguments against his method; his chapter 'Finale' is a defense of structural analysis as well as the closing statement of this four-volume opus which started with an 'Ouverture' in The Raw and the Cooked" Library Journal "The culmination of one of the major intellectual feats of our time" Paul Stuewe, Quill and Quire

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