I need a quote from Claude Lévi-Strauss: The Elementary Structures of Kinship
Thread poster: mbc

Local time: 22:51
Spanish to English
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Dec 1, 2003

Hi Everyone,
First off I´m not sure where to post this so if anyone wants to move my post, feel free. I thought of making it a Kudoz question but decided a forum would be more appropriate.
I am rush translating a series a short articles from Catalan and Spanish to English, the series starts with this quote:
“Els mercats són guerres resoltes en forma pacìfica; les guerres són el resultat de transaccions desafortunades” (Claude Lèvi-Strauss: Les estructures elementals dels parentiu).

I don´t want to translate the quote into English and have it be different than the official translation. However, I am having trouble finding the English version here in Barcelona, if anyone has it and could just quote me the above phrase I would really appreciate it. Or if you know where I might find it online. I must send this off Wednesday...

Many, many thanks,


Guy Bray  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:51
Member (2002)
French to English
Try Amazon Dec 1, 2003

Amazon now has all its books online. Look at:



Deborah Shannon  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:51
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German to English
A link Dec 1, 2003

Hi Madeline,

with a bit of guesswork I found this link - maybe it will be verifiable or at least give you a little more to go on.

[PDF] Gift and Commodity
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
... and gift exchanges - “Exchanges are peacefully resolved wars (or feuds) and
wars are the result of unsuccessful transactions” (Levi-Strauss on the ...

All the best, Deborah


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thanks to you both Dec 1, 2003

Thanks to both of you. Deborah, this great, thanks!


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