Claude Lévi-Strauss est mort

The sad news has just arrived that Claude Lévi-Strauss, who celebrated his 100th birthday less than a year ago, has passed away.  See the coverage in the New York Times, Le Monde, Le Figaro, The Atlantic Wire, and an extensive obituary by Maurice Bloch in The Guardian.  I think that one of the comments written in response to the NYT article puts it very well: “There are moments when it hits you that the 20th century has ended.”

One Response to Claude Lévi-Strauss est mort

  1. For French readers, Liberation has a very nicely put set of articles. Some are good introductions to his thought and others reflect on his "print".

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