Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss

"Tristes Tropiques" is a blend of autobiography, travel literature, and anthropology by a renowned scholar. The book is a recounting of the author's travels and anthropological work, primarily in Brazil, in the 1930s. It provides a critical and philosophical reflection on his experiences and observations, offering insights into indigenous tribes like the Nambikwara and Tupi-Kawahib, and exploring themes of cultural change, the nature of anthropology, and the author's own disillusionment with Western civilization.

The 836th greatest book of all time


Published
1955
Nationality
French
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
400-500
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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