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A Hidden Order of Reality

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Claude Lévi-Strauss’ (1908-2009) chef-d’oeuvre Tristes Tropiques (1955) is there among the top 50 books of the XXth century. It is also one of the books that influenced me a lot when I was a teenager. I read it at least three times. It was novel, exotic, and very inspiring. Maybe it is one of the reasons why I live now on the equator. There is a new biography of Levi-Strauss. Anthropology at that time was […]

Toni Morrison (18 February 1931 – 5 August 2019)

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Toni Morrison, a Writer of Many Gifts Who Bent Language to Her Will Toni Morrison Was So Much More Than a Novelist Toni Morrison Reshaped the Landscape of Literature The Magnitude of Toni Morrison The Essential Toni Morrison Reader Beyond the Books: Toni Morrison’s Essays and Criticism Toni Morrison Dancing: Photos of the Author at Work and Play 12 of Toni Morrison’s Most Memorable Quotes “The very serious function of racism … is distraction. It […]