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By Claude Lévi-Strauss, Barbara Ward, Frank H. Underhill, George Grant, Willy Brandt

A broadcasting fixture for greater than forty five years and Canada’s preeminent public lecture sequence, the CBC's Massey Lectures characteristic provocative talks on urgent themes by means of significant modern thinkers. many of the series’ best lectures were misplaced for a few years, unavailable to the general public in any shape — earlier. More misplaced Massey Lectures provides lately rediscovered talks: Nobel Prize-winner Willy Brandt discusses the harmful inequities among constructing and industrialized international locations whereas Barbara Ward explains the beginning and hindrance of underdeveloped international locations and Frank Underhill speaks at the deficiencies of the Canadian structure. George Grant's speak at the worsening situation of the West via an exam of Friedrich Nietzsche is joined by way of Claude Levi-Strauss at the nature of fantasy and its position in human historical past. not just of substantial old value, those lectures stay highly appropriate within the twenty first century. additionally incorporated is an advent by way of veteran CBC manufacturer Bernie Lucht.

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Have I mentioned the fact that there’s nothing to eat except asphodel? But I shouldn’t complain. The darker grottoes are more interesting – the conversation there is better, if you can find a minor rascal of some sort – a pickpocket, a stockbroker, a small-time pimp. Like a lot of goody-goody girls, I was always secretly attracted to men of that kind. I don’t frequent the really deep levels much, though. That’s where the punishments are dealt out to the truly villainous, those who were not sufficiently punished while alive.

Then they go to a sort of market inside the palace and buy pictures of these things, or miniature versions of them that are not real silver and gold. That is why I say trash. Under the ancient customs, the huge pile of sparkling wedding loot stayed with the bride’s family, in the bride’s family’s palace. Perhaps that is why my father had become so attached to me after having failed to drown me in the sea: where I was, there would be the treasure. (Why did he throw me in? That question still haunts me.

Oh, that’s only Odysseus,’ said one of the maids. He was not considered – by the maids at least – to be a serious candidate for my hand. His father’s palace was on Ithaca, a goat-strewn rock; his clothes were rustic; he had the manners of a small-town big shot, and had already expressed several complicated ideas the others considered peculiar. He was clever though, they said. In fact he was too clever for his own good. The other young men made jokes about him – ‘Don’t gamble with Odysseus, the friend of Hermes,’ they said.

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