Tristes Tropiques begins with the line 'I hate travelling and explorers', yet during his life Claude Lévi-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.Biographie de l'auteur :
Claude Levi-Strauss was born in 1908 and died in 2009. He is the founder of modern anthropology and taught in France, Brazil and at the New School in New York before being appointed to the Chair of Social Anthropology at the College de France in 1959. His other boks include Structural Anthropology, Totemism and The Savage Mind.
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Description du livre RH Canada UK Dist, 1992. État : Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. N° de réf. du libraire GRP90578022
Description du livre RH Canada UK Dist, 1992. État : Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP58733233
Description du livre Jonathan Cape, London, U.K., 1973. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Hardcover. Translated from the French by John and Doreen Weightman. Dust jacket is a little faded and edge-worn, with a few superficial scorings and small indentations. Jacket spine is quite faded, with wear and creasing to ends. Leading corners of jacket are quite worn. Leading corners of flaps are clipped. Hardcover spine ends and front leading corners are a little bumped. Several stains on page block. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text and illustrations are clear. AF. Used. N° de réf. du libraire 306513
Description du livre RH Canada UK Dist. État : Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Sticker on cover. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. N° de réf. du libraire Z1-L-022-00944
Description du livre Terre Humaine Plon, 1973. État : Good. 0224008439 0224008439 Good. (Binding: Hard Cover, Jacket: No Jacket) The 1973 or later. Jacket lightly worn with small rips. Good condition. French. N° de réf. du libraire 1074458
Description du livre RH Canada UK Dist. Hardcover. État : Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 0224008439 First this edition hardback with dustjacket. DJ has some shelfwear. Internally clean. Good + / very good condition. N° de réf. du libraire 09090024Z
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. 1st Edition. First edition Book in very good condition. Clean boards. Very clean contents. Inscription inside front board. Wrapper in good condition. Is price clipped.Has general edgewear. Is rubbed and worn on corners. Has 1inch closed tear on base front wrapper. Images available on request. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-17404563923