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Science  26 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6008, pp. 1180
DOI: 10.1126/science.1198252

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Claude Lévi-Strauss The Poet in the Laboratory by Patrick Wilcken Penguin, New York, 2010. 423 pp. $29.95. ISBN 9781594202735. Bloomsbury, London. 384 pp. £30. ISBN 9780747583622.


In this first English-language biography of Lévi-Strauss, Shankman focuses more on the subject's experiences and life than on his writings and ideas.