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Even read late, it still makes for a moving tribute to a giant thinker.

Glad to have you around kcurie - otherwise I probably would not have heard about Levi-Strauss until the day the mortuaries hit the papers. It's a common way for me to find out about astonishing people and writers through their deaths. (For instance, I got to know the works of Joseph Heller and Paul Bowles because they passed away.) Similarly, Levi-Strauss' passing has made me aware of "Tristes Tropiques" - which I of course haven't read. Hope they'll feature it now in the bookstores.

Still, the surprise last week was that he was still alive... I had no idea.

More myths please!

by Nomad on Mon Nov 9th, 2009 at 05:28:24 AM EST
great man, great diary...

more myths may be fine, some less so.

i do believe the old and seasoned ones still have many clues.

many so called new ones are old wine in new bottles.

to study myths is to study the history of man's unconscious, my deepest concepts of europe are linked to reading hans christian andersen and the brothers grimm, centuries-old hymns and aesop's fables...

all flakes in the porridge...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Nov 9th, 2009 at 10:56:14 PM EST
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