A review of "Claude Levi-Strauss: An Introduction" — 5 years ago
Extremely readable. I haven’t read any actual Levi-Strauss yet, but once I do I can report back on how good of an introduction it is. Either way, Paz (as befits a novelist of his caliber) writes with the clarity of someone well versed in the ideas he’s dealing with (Ethnographic conventions, Marx vs Levi-Strauss and so on) and yet also with the passion of someone excited about the ideas and the new connections being made.
Recommended to anyone who thinks it sounds interesting / finds a cheap copy at a bookstore.