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Man, Play and Games by Roger Caillois
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Feb 10, 12

bookshelves: philosophy-theory
Read from February 08 to 10, 2012

This is a great complement to Huizinga's work, and I found Caillois to be a more engaging writer. He brings some really eclectic material to the table, including animal psychology and detailed accounts of underworld rackets. The value from a games studies perspective falls off after the beginning, but the whole book is quite readable. Kudos to Caillois for including detailed extracts in his endnotes, and to Meyer Barash for bothering to translate them all.

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