I kept waiting for the sentence saying he started the Levi jeans company, it never came…


Sketch of Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Claude Lévi-Strauss, the French anthropologist whose revolutionary studies of what was once called “primitive man” transformed Western understanding of the nature of culture, custom and civilization, has died at 100.

His son Laurent said Mr. Lévi-Strauss died of cardiac arrest Friday at his home in Paris. His death was announced Tuesday, the same day he was buried in the village of Lignerolles, in the Côte-d’Or region southeast of Paris, where he had a country home.

“He had expressed the wish to have a discreet and sober funeral, with his family, in his country house,” his son said. “He was attached to this place; he liked to take walks in the forest, and the cemetery where he is now buried is just on the edge of this forest.” {Read on} and {Here}

3 Responses

  1. I guess most of the kidz down my way must be showing their respect for him today too. By wearing their jeans at half mast.(Hi Bozos).

  2. It’s bleedy raining here and am going to have to wear my trousers at flood level.

  3. I’m the one who wear levi’s. 55

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