viii, 250 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Translation of: La potière jalouse.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) and appendices.
As Levi-Strauss freely explores the mythologies of the Americas, with occasional incursions into European and Japanese folklore, tales of sloths and squirrels interweave with discussions of Freud, Saussure, "signification," and plays by Sophocles and Labiche. Levi-Strauss critiques psychoanalytic interpretation and defends the interpretive powers of structuralism.