Re: Is Levi-Strauss essential? was It still works? Avoid it anyway.
Mike Chary (email@example.com)
16 Jan 1997 02:39:38 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dan Goodman <email@example.com> wrote:
>Going back in the comment chain: Is it necessary for a science fiction or
>fantasy writer to know about Levi-Strauss's work in order to construct
Obviously not. Good ol' Claude didn't sart publishing his significant
stuff until the 1950's. This is well after _Foundation_ had been
finished. I mean, science fiction writers had been writing about
believable societies for years.
>And -- what anthropological literature IS useful to science fiction and
Well, that's something for a science fiction writer to decide surely? The
scope of anthropolgy is human cultures. SF writers are trying to invent
their own stuff. I wouldn't want to constrain them to anything
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