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The Naked Man (Mythologiques #4)

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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 princip ...more
Paperback, 746 pages
Published November 8th 1990 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1971)
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This four volume encyclopedic nightmare of structuralism is fascinating, but not likely something I will ever finish.
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Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist, well-known for his development of structural anthropology. He was born in Belgium to French parents who were living in Brussels at the time, but he grew up in Paris. His father was an artist, and a member of an intellectual French Jewish family. Lévi-Strauss studied at the University of Paris. From 1935-9 he was Professor at the University of Sao Pa ...more
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