Wednesday, November 04, 2009

CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS has died a few weeks before his 101st birthday:
Claude Lévi-Strauss Dies at 100

Published: November 3, 2009

Claude Lévi-Strauss, the French anthropologist who transformed Western understanding of what was once called “primitive man” and who towered over the French intellectual scene in the 1960s and ’70s, has died at 100.

Requiescat in pace.

(Via the Agade list, which also notes this obituary in Le Monde.)