July 8, 2009

The moral spices

"We might say, then, that, through a twofold reversal, from these same lands our modern Marco Polos now bring back the moral spices of which our society feels an increasing need as it is conscious of sinking further into boredom, but that this time they take the form of photographs, books, and travellers' tales"

-Claude Levi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques (38).

Note: Ya, I know that quoting CLS is kind of the Savage Minds thing, but hell, since I just started reading this book I figure it's fair game...

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