The 1977 CBC Massey Lectures, "Myth and Meaning"


1977-massey-levi-strauss.gifEver since the rise of science and the science and the scientific method in the 17th century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history.  In these five lectures Claude Lévi Strauss, one of the world's greatest living thinkers, offers the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding.

The original publication of Myth and Meaning is out of print.  The complete lectures can be found in More Lost Massey Lectures published by House of Anansi.



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