A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1982
“ . . . de Heusch has achieved a significant advance over Lévi-Strauss’s formulations. . . . [A] landmark contribution to anthropological theory, historical methodology, structural analysis, and African studies.” —Choice
A major work that modifies and extends Lévi-Straussian myth analysis in profound and exciting ways. Roy Willis’s masterful translation makes technical terms accessible to the general reader.