Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Boon, James A. From Symbolism to Structuralism: Lévi-Strauss in a Literary Tradition. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Carries the stated approval of Lévi-Strauss himself.
Champagne, Roland. Claude Lévi-Strauss. New York: Twayne, 1987. A clear introduction to both Lévi-Strauss and structuralism.
Geertz, Clifford. Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1988. Geertz assesses the life of Lévi-Strauss briefly but decisively in his chapter.
Henaff, Marcel. Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Making of Structural Anthropology. Translated by Mary Baker. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998. A balanced account of Lévi-Strauss’s theories and anthropological work, presenting both his important insights and drawbacks.
Johnson, Christopher. Claude Lévi-Strauss: The Formative Years. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. An intellectual biography tracing the academic influences on Lévi-Strauss’s anthropological theories.
Leach, Edmund. Claude Lévi-Strauss. 1970. Reprint. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Leach, also an anthropologist, is a critic of Lévi-Strauss but remains balanced in his analysis of his colleague.
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