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The Jealous Potter

£19.99

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As Levi-Strauss freely explores the mythologies of the Americas, with occasional incursions into European and Japanese folklore, tales of sloths and squirrels interweave with discussions of Freud, Saussure, "signification," and plays by Sophocles and Labiche. L\u00e9vi-Strauss critiques psychoanalytic interpretation and defends the interpretive powers of structuralism. "Electrifying. . . . A brilliant demonstration of structural analysis in action. . . . Can be read with pleasure and profit by anyone interested in that aspect of self-discovery that comes through knowledge of the universal and timeless myths that live on in all of us."-Jonathan Sharp, San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle "A characteristic tour de force. . . . One remains awed by him."-Colin Thubron, Sunday Times "With all its epistemological depth, the book reads at times like a Simenon or a Lewis Carroll, fusing concise methodology with mastery of style."-Bernadette Bucher, American Ethnologist "[An] engagingly provocative exploration of mythology in the Americas. . . . Always a good read."-Choice "A playful, highly entertaining book, fluently and elegantly translated by B\u00e9n\u00e9dicte Chorier."-Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, New York Times Book Review

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Author(s):
Claude Levi-Strauss
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226474828
ISBN-13:
9780226474823
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
The Jealous Potter

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As Levi-Strauss freely explores the mythologies of the Americas, with occasional incursions into European and Japanese folklore, tales of sloths and squirrels interweave with discussions of Freud, Saussure, "signification," and plays by Sophocles and Labiche. L\u00e9vi-Strauss critiques psychoanalytic interpretation and defends the interpretive powers of structuralism. "Electrifying. . . . A brilliant demonstration of structural analysis in action. . . . Can be read with pleasure and profit by anyone interested in that aspect of self-discovery that comes through knowledge of the universal and timeless myths that live on in all of us."-Jonathan Sharp, San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle "A characteristic tour de force. . . . One remains awed by him."-Colin Thubron, Sunday Times "With all its epistemological depth, the book reads at times like a Simenon or a Lewis Carroll, fusing concise methodology with mastery of style."-Bernadette Bucher, American Ethnologist "[An] engagingly provocative exploration of mythology in the Americas. . . . Always a good read."-Choice "A playful, highly entertaining book, fluently and elegantly translated by B\u00e9n\u00e9dicte Chorier."-Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, New York Times Book Review

Author(s):
Claude Levi-Strauss
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226474828
ISBN-13:
9780226474823
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
The Jealous Potter

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