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Works and Lives - the Anthropologist as Author Paperback – 17 Aug 1989

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ISBN-13: 978-0745607597 ISBN-10: 9780745607597 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (17 August 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780745607597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745607597
  • ASIN: 0745607594
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.5 x 25 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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"America's most renowned cultural anthropologist . . . analyses the literary forms of several anthropological notables - Bronislaw Malinowski, Ruth Benedict, Claude Levi-Strauss, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and others . . . The appreciation of Geertz's brilliant writing is much like the appreciation of a brilliant metaphor." New York Times Book Review .
"The racy colloquialisms, the quick-fire prose, sharp glancing allusions, aphorism and tropes of `Works and Lives' force the reader on at such a brisk pace that, for some, reading it may seem like watching a speeded-up sequence of an old film . . . Those who can be expected to take this book in their stride will find it a lively and original critical comparison of the work of four remarkable anthropologists." Times Literary Supplement .
"Geertz is a brilliant writer - obviously, he is also a brilliant thinker - endlessly witty and quotable." Boston Globe .

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