Tristes Tropiques by Claude (College de France) Levi-Strauss

Tristes Tropiques Paperback Apr 4 2012

By Claude (College de France) Levi-Strauss
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"Tristes Tropiques" begins with the line 'I hate travelling and explorers', yet during his life Claude Levi-Strauss travelled from wartime France to the Amazon basin and the dense upland jungles of Brazil, where he found 'human society reduced to its most basic expression'. His account of the people he encountered changed the field of anthropology, transforming Western notions of 'primitive' man. "Tristes Tropiques" is a major work of art as well as of scholarship. It is a memoir of exquisite beauty and a masterpiece of travel writing: funny, discursive, movingly detailing personal and cultural loss, and brilliantly connecting disparate fields of thought. Few books have had as powerful and broad an impact.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Publication date
Apr 4 2012
Language
English
Pages
448
ISBN-13
9780143106258
ISBN-10
0143106252
Weight
358g
Dimensions
137.0mm x 211.0mm