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Claude Levi-Strauss
(1908-2009) born on
Nov 28
French social anthropologist. Founder of structural anthropology who wrote several books including "From Honey to Ashes," 1967.
         
   
F
Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.

R
The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
A
The world began without man, and it will end without him.
N
The musical emotion springs precisely from the fact that at each moment the composer withholds or adds more or less than the listener anticipates on the basis of a pattern that he thinks he can guess, but that he is incapable of wholly divining. . . .
K
If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void. . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Tristes Tropiques," ch. 40, 1955.
R: "The Raw and the Cooked," "Overture," sct. 1, 1964.
A: "Tristes Tropiques," pt. 9, ch. 40, 1955.
N: "The Raw and the Cooked," "Overture," 1964.
K: "The Raw and the Cooked," "Overture," 1964.
   


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