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A distinguished anthropologist tells his life story as a wistful novelist would, watching himself as if he were someone else This memoir recaptures meaningful moments from the authora€™s life: as his childhood on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, his psychiatrist fathera€™s early death, his years at school in Switzerland and then at Harvard in the 1960s, his love affairs, his own teaching, and his far-flung travels. Taken together, these stories have the power of a nothing-taken-for-granted vision, fighting those conventions and ideologies that deaden the creative and inquiring mind.I. V. KNOWING. WHAT. YOU. DO. NOT. KNOW. AM playing on the living room floor in cottage seven. My father is playing solitaire. He comes home from work, listens to the news on the radio, and then plays solitaire. But he is not really playing.

Author:Vincent Crapanzano
Publisher:Other Press, LLC - 2015-03-17


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