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Editeur : Plon Date de parution : 1973 Description : In-8, 490 pages, relié entoilé avec jaquette parfaite, occasion, très bon état. Envois quotidiens du mardi au samedi. Les commandes sont adressées sous enveloppes bulles. Photos supplémentaires de l'ouvrage sur simple demande. Réponses aux questions dans les 12h00. Librairie Le Piano-Livre. Merci. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks
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"I hate travelling and explorers," famously declared Claude Lévi-Strauss, but how fortunate for readers that he should overcome his loathing to write about his experiences among the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian interior, including the Caduveo, Bororo, and Nambikwara tribes. Those who know Lévi-Strauss and Tristes Tropiques by reputation only will be pleasantly surprised by the intimate tone that colors even its most precise anthropological sections, as well as the autobiographical passages at the beginning, in which the author recounts how he fell into his career and how, shortly after the Nazis occupied Paris, he was forced to flee to America in a grueling sea voyage. Twenty-five black-and-white photographs of tribespeople, as well as numerous line drawings, accompany the text.From the Inside Flap:
Tristes Tropiques is one of the great books of our century," said Susan Sontag. "It is rigorous, subtle, and bold in thought. It is beauti-
fully written. And, like all great books, it bears an absolutely personal stamp; it speaks with a human voice."
Tristes Tropiques was an immensely popular bestseller when it was first published in
France in 1955. Claude Lévi-Strauss's ground-
breaking study of the societies of a number of Amazonian peoples is a cornerstone of structural anthropology and an exploration by the author of his own intellectual roots as a professor of philosophy in Brazil before the Second World War, as a Jewish exile from Nazi-occupied Europe, and later as a world-renowned academic (he taught at New York's New School for Social Research and was French cultural attaché to the United States). Lévi-Strauss's central journey leads from the Amazon basin through the dense upland jungles of Brazil. There, among the Amerindian tribes--the Caduveo, Bororo, Nambikwara, and Tupi-Kawahib--he found "a human society reduced to its most basic expression." Lévi-Strauss's discussion of his fieldwork in Tristes Tropiques endures as a milestone of anthropology, but the book is also, in its brilliant diversions on other, more familiar cultures, a great work of literature, a vivid travelogue, and an engaging memoir--a demonstration of the marvelous mental agility of one of the century
's most important thinkers.
Presented here is the translation by John and Doreen Weightman of the complete text of the revised French edition of 1968, together with the original photographs and illustrations.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. A few small marks to the page edges. A slight tan to the page edges. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Previous owners name inside front page. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0006288959
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1973. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 6687691
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "The great French anthropologist's autobiographical travelogue, translated by John and Doreen Weightman". Glossy illustrated dust-jacket, very minimal wear, now in clear protective cover.Bound in brown cloth, tiny blemish on front board, contents unmarked with no evidence of previous use, this is a lovely copy. Seller Inventory # 027063
Book Description Plon 1973-01-01, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-0224008439-3
Book Description Terre Humaine Plon, 1973. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. The 1973 or later. Jacket lightly worn with small rips. Good condition. French. Seller Inventory # 1074458
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. b/w plates and text illustrations. The great French anthropologist's autobiographical travelogue translated by John and Doreen Weightman. Seller Inventory # 009010
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1973. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Undamaged dark grey boards and spine, the latter lettered in gilt. Jacket rubbed on all edges and corners without tears; spine a little faded. Foxing to text block edges. Internally front free endpaper mildly foxed; small spot on right margin of title page; remaining contents clean and unmarked. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 005188
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