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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eureka!



After a serious stimulation drought, I am happy to say that I am finding Tristes Tropiques tremendously inspirational, and an invaluable text containing a delicate and masterful balance of perceptive observation and personal meditation. It's really allowed me look inward and, although I'm only almost halfway, the introductory chapters (like Part Two) have been particularly moving. The section where Levi-Strauss describes how he came to study anthropology resonated with me, especially when he mentions his fickleness regarding what to study during his adolescence! And such mesmerizing prose...

As a sidenote, I also appreciate his love for wordplay.


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