The Savage Mind - Claude Lévi-Strauss
"Levi-Strauss's books are tough: very scholarly, very dense, very rapid in argument. But once you have mastered him, human history can never be the same, nor indeed can one's view of contemporary society. And his latest book, The Savage Mind, is his most comprehensive and certainly his most profound. Everyone interested in the history of ideas must read it; everyone interested in human institutions should read it."
J. H. Plumb, Saturday Review
The University Of Chicago Press. 1966, 310 pages