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This I can guarantee
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This comic (by Apostolos Doxiadis, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donnais) is the best graphic treatment you will read that summarizes and explains both the life and ideas of Claude Lévi-Strauss and the great Aeschylus trilogy The Oresteia. It is also probably the only comic strip you’ll read that talks about topological transformations, and the “algebra of action.” I think I can say that with some certainty.

The nerd/insidery factor is high here, but speaking as a quasi-expert who’s always looking for ways to make obscure lit/theory intelligible, I think it actually really does a good job of clarifying some of this stuff. And it actually works as a little three-page comic, too.

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I was talking about something the other day and searched my brain for where I’d learned what I was asserting. Finally I remembered: the Apos­to­los Dox­i­adis graphic novel about Bertrand Russell. I adored it.

Thx for this tip, too.

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