Orig. pub. in France under the title Tristes Tropiques by Librarie Plon, Paris, 1955; Chapters 14 15 16 and 39 of the French ed. are omitted in this translation.. English translation c1961 by Hutchinson & Co. (Plublishers) Ltd., London. Translated by John Russell.. This text is identical with that first published in America in 1961 by Criterion Books, In., New York under the title Tristes Tropiques.
Part 1 - Destinations. Part 2 - From a log-book. Part 3 - The New World. Part 4 - A land and its people. Part 5 - The Caduveo. Part 6 - The Bororo. Part 7 - The Nambikwara. Part 8 - The Tupi-Kawahib. Part 9 - The return
'...M. Levi-Strauuss travelled extensively through the Amazon basin and the dense upland jungles of Brazil to the World on the Wane of his title. It was here, among the post primitive of the Amerindian tribes, that he found the basic human societies he was seeking.'