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LEVI-STRAUSS, CLAUDE - Introduction to a Science of Mythology - 3 vols  The Raw and the Cooked; From Honey to Ashes; The Origin of Table Manners

Title: Introduction to a Science of Mythology - 3 vols The Raw and the Cooked; From Honey to Ashes; The Origin of Table Manners
Description: Jonathan Cape, London, London, 1970-78. First editions. Hardcovers, octavo, 387, 512 & 551pp., monochrome illustrations. Toned text block edges with spotting on upper edges of volume I, top edges dyed yellow red and blue respectively; volume 2 felt pen marks to lower page edges; some chipping and wear to spine extremities and corners of dustwrappers and some scraping to fore-edges of volume 3. Very good to near fine set and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. 'Structuralism', Levi-Strauss said, is simply 'the search for unsuspected harmonies' across cultures. In many ways the life of this renowned French anthropologist and thinker, was the uncovering and codifying of the underlying structures common to all societies. From the 1930s onwards, in his work among indian tribes in the Amazon, he found those harmonies to be especially manifest in mythology. In these volumes Levi-Strauss examines a thousand myths to show their basic structure and inter-relationships. The structural analysis of a myth system involves elucidating the shared features of different myths and the transformations which link them; it is these relationships and transformations between myths that are significant in the context of the broader culture.

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