As we spend time with these wallflowers, they speak differently to each of us; the associations they embody are partly provided by each of us. Levi-Strauss quotes Franz Boas, another great anthropologist, to speak of the " new worlds" that are made from the " fragments" of history. St. Lewis' assemblages are worlds indeed, and as difficult to reduce to uniformity as the mundane world is.
Judith B. Farquhar, PhD
Max Palevsky Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences
University of Chicago