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ISBN: PB: 9780226474878

University of Chicago Press

March 1983

402 pp.

23x15 cm

4 illus.



Raw and the Cooked

Mythologiques, Volume 1

Table of Symbols

Part One: Theme and Variations
1. Bororo Song
a. The Bird-Nester's Aria
b. Recitative
c. First Variation
d. Interlude in a Discrete Mode
e. Continuation of the First Variation
f. Second Variation
g. Coda

2. Ge Variations
a. First Variation
b. Second Variation
c. Third Variation
d. Fourth Variation
e. Fifth Variation
f. Sixth Variation
g. Recitative

Part Two
1. The "Good Manners" Sonata
a. The Profession of Indifference
b. Caititu Rondo
c. Childish Civility
d. Suppressed Laughter
2. A Short Symphony
a. First Movement: Ge
b. Second Movement: Bororo
c. Third Movement: Tupi

Part Three
1. Fugue of the Five Senses
2. The Opossum's Cantata
a. The Opossum's Solo
b. Rondo
c. Second Solo
d. Concluding Aria: Fire and Water

Part Four: Well-Tempered Astronomy
1. Three-Part Inventions
2. Double Inverted Canon
3. Toccata and Fugue
a. The Pleiades
b. The Rainbow
4. Chromatic Piece

Part Five - Rustic Symphony in Three Movements
1. Divertissement on a Folk Theme
2. Bird Chorus
3. The Wedding

Index of Myths
a. By Number Order and Subject
b. By Tribe
General Index

About the Author

French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called, along with James George Frazer, the "father of modern anthropology". His works include the four volumes of "Mythogiques", "The Savage Mind", "Structural Anthropology II", "The Jealous Potter", and (with Didier Eribon) "Conversations with Claude Levi-Strauss", all published by the University of Chicago Press.


"Levi-Strauss is a French savant par excellence, a man of extraordinary sensitivity and human wisdom... a deliberate stylist with profound convictions and convincing arguments... ['The Raw and the Cooked'] adds yet another chapter to the tireless quest for a scientifically accurate, esthetically viable, and philosophically relevant cultural anthropology... [It is] indispensable reading" – Natural History