Saturday, November 29, 2008

Claude Levi-Strauss: 100!


Happy Birthday to the amazing and inspiring Claude Levi-Strauss. He turned 100 yesterday...

Quote:
“He represents an extremely subversive vision with his interest in populations that were disdained. He paid careful attention, not touristically but profoundly, to the human beings on the earth who think differently from us. It’s a respect for others, which is very strong and very moving. He knew that cultural diversity is necessary for cultural creativity, for the future.”

Read the whole NYTimes article here.

(Is it just me, or does he look like William S. Burroughs...? See two posts below...)

1 comment:

artpredator said...

glad to see you're finding time to blog!

funny before i saw who it was i thought is was old willie s b! gingaTao had this on his blog also...maybe next year i will join the band wagon