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With a Foreword by Wendy Doniger. In this expanded collection of five lectures originally delivered on the Canadian radio series "Ideas," Lévi-Strauss offers the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding.
"Myth and Meaning touches upon all of Lévi-Strauss's great methodological paradoxes: the parallel tensions between myth and science, myth and history, myth and music, and "primitive" and "civilized"....The clarity and directness with which Lévi-Strauss explores these questions in Myth and Meaning is unprecedented."--Wendy Doniger, The University of Chicago, from the Foreword