The Raw and the Cooked
  • The Raw and the Cooked


    Claude Lévi-Strauss.


    Harper & Row: 1969. First American edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Near fine.


    "Never better than after the last four centuries of his history could a Western man understand that, while assuming the right to impose a radical separation of humanity and animality, while granting to one all that he denied the other, he initiated a vicious circle. The one boundary, constantly pushed back, would be used to separate men from other men and to claim—to the profit of ever smaller minorities—the privilege of a humanism, corrupted at birth by taking self-interest as its principle and its notion."