The story of Lynx by Claude LГ©vi-Strauss

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Québec (Province),
  • Northwest, Pacific.

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America -- Folklore,
  • Folklore -- Structural analysis,
  • Lynx -- Folklore,
  • Indians of South America -- Folklore,
  • Tales -- Québec (Province),
  • Tales -- Northwest, Pacific

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-265) and index.

Book details

StatementClaude Levi-Strauss ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE98.F6 L57718 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 276 p. :
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1109425M
ISBN 100226474712
LC Control Number94034811

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