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Claude Lévi-Strauss Biography

Academic, writer, figure of melancholy, aesthete – Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) not only transformed his academic discipline, he also profoundly changed the way that we view ourselves and the world around us.

In this award-winning biography, historian Emmanuelle Loyer recounts Lévi-Strauss’s childhood in an assimilated Jewish household, his promising student years as well as his first forays into political and intellectual movements. As a young professor in 1935 Lévi-Strauss left Paris for São Paulo to teach sociology. His rugged expeditions into the Brazilian hinterland, where he discovered the Amerindian Other, made him into an anthropologist. The racial laws of the Vichy regime would force him to leave France yet again — this time for the US in 1941, where he became Professor Claude L. Strauss, to avoid confusion with the jeans manufacturer.

His return to France, after the war, ushered in the period during which he produced his greatest works: several decades of intense labour in which Lévi-Strauss reinvented anthropology, establishing it as a discipline that offered a new view on the world. In 1955, Tristes Tropiques offered indisputable proof of this the world over. During those years, Lévi-Strauss became something of a national monument, a celebrity intellectual in France. But he always claimed his perspective was a “view from afar,” enabling him to deliver incisive and subversive diagnoses of our waning modernity.

Loyer’s outstanding biography tells the story of a true intellectual adventurer whose unforgettable voice invites us to rethink questions of the human and the meaning of progress. Lévi-Strauss was less of a modern than he was our own great and disquieted contemporary.

The Author

Emmanuelle Loyer is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences-Po, Paris. Her biography of Lévi-Strauss was awarded the Prix Femina essai in 2015.

Reviews

“The inspiration that continues to spring forth from the work of Lévi-Strauss is a mystery to many anthropologists. He has told us of the many influences on his work and commentators have argued for yet others but they don’t really account for his extraordinary originality and independence. Emmanuelle Loyer’s thorough account of his life and work may help us resolve this wonderful puzzle.”  – Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics

“Emmanuelle Loyer has produced a meticulously-researched, intelligent, and sensitive biography worthy of her subject, one of the greatest Francophone intellectuals of the 20th century. Critical yet generous, her portrait of Claude Lévi-Strauss rings true and comes alive on the page.” – Michael Harkin, University of Wyoming

Women’s Day x MARVEL

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Marvel is excited to show off 10 never-before-seen covers for upcoming issues of some of your favorite stories – brought to you by some of the brightest female artists in the industry!

 

 

Check out the covers and find them on these select titles at your local comic shop starting this April!

 

 

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THE DEATH OF MIGHTY THOR

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Your first look at MIGHTY THOR #705!

New York, NY—February 15, 2018—THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR nears its end as the creative team of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman bring you an epic showdown that has been years in the making.

The world of Mighty Thor and Odinson has been turned upside down, literally and figuratively — the Mangog’s attack on Asgardia has left the realm, and the gods who inhabit it, decimated. And the Mangog isn’t done yet! While Odinson’s responsibility is to protect his people, Mighty Thor must make a choice: fight Mangog by picking up Mjolnir – which guarantees that Jane Foster will perish – or watch the world fall.

There is no choice…

Prepare yourself as Jane Foster picks up Mjolnir one last time in MIGHTY THOR #705, and witness the death of a hero!

MIGHTY THOR #705

Written by JASON AARON

Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

FOC – 2/26/18, On-Sale – 3/21/18

 

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SINGER-SONGWRITER GABE LOPEZ

RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “LASSO”

Gabe Lopez has produced and written hits for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block and other multi-platinum artists. Recently, he just released his new single “Lasso,” with an accompanying music video which features YouTube star Lucas Dell and indie artist Blake English.

Lopez produced and co-wrote Carlisle’s 2017 #1 World Music album Wilder Shores, her 2013 UK hit “Sun,” as well as three songs on the Top 5 New Kids On the Block albums 10 and Thankful.  Lopez’ recent single “California Blues” (f/ Belinda Carlisle) debuted on the Top 100 iTunes new releases.

Lopez has also been a producer and writer for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, SHINee, Tae Yang, American Idol finalists and international RaggaHop star Ms. Triniti.  He has also been Carlisle’s opening act for her 2014-2017 UK and US tours, playing venues such as Indigo At The O2, The Manchester Academy, Brighton Dome, and The Fonda in Los Angeles.

Lopez is signed to a music publishing deal with Rondor Music/Universal.  Before signing with Universal, Lopez placed two songs with the Godfather of Soul James Brown.  Said Brown, “Mr. Lopez gets the funk.  Mr. Lopez gives us hope for the future of music.”

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For more information visit:

www.gabelopez.com

www.facebook.com/gabelopezsongs

Twitter: @gabelopezsongs

Instagram: @gabelopez 

Contact: gabelopezmusic@gmail.com or info@gabelopez.com 

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER

 Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston’s BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER is back with a new, trade paperback edition available this November. The paperback will collect the complete series, issues #1-8, plus feature bonus material. 

Butcher Baker was the preeminent all-American superhero. Now he’s…getting laid. A lot. But one last mission could signal his return to glory, and now he’s back on the blacktop! BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER is a balls-out, surreal, super-epic that fans won’t want to miss. 

“We took our time putting this work out in trade, but I promise it’s worth the wait. It’s a thick, girthy slice of comic book manna that I’m extremely proud of,” said Casey. “It’s superheroes at their seediest. It’s a psychedelic landmine that I guarantee will blow your head clean off. In a good way, of course.”

BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0333-1, Diamond Code MAR178439) will hit stores on Wednesday, November 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, October 9th. 

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 21st and can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo. 

 

Select praise for BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER:
“Casey and Huddleston make this comic like it’s a cancer they must excise, or a life they must birth. Or both.” —Comic Book Resources
“…what you’re reading is going to blow your f*cking socks off your feet, whereupon they will walk down to the store and steal you a couple bottles of Jäger before returning home with a hot piece of ass in tow.” —The Comics Journal
“…the only superhero comic that ends with its protagonist sporting a raging boner.” —Comics Bulletin