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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.
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.

The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.
The world began without man, and it will end without him.
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. . . .
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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