Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel by Elenore Smith BowenReturn to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel by Elenore Smith Bowen

Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel

byElenore Smith Bowen

Paperback | February 20, 1964

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A vivid and dramatic account of the experiences of an American anthropologist who lived with a primitive bush tribe in Africa.
Elenore Smith Bowen was popular for her anthropological novel Return to Laughter. She was concerned with exposing the ethnographic interest and experience of anthropologists involved in unfamiliar cultures.
Title:Return to Laughter: An Anthropological NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:February 20, 1964Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385053126

ISBN - 13:9780385053129


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anthropology Rocks This book certainly puts the reader in the right enviroment. Not only does it appeal to a student of anthropology's senses but it moves them completely. The vivid descriptions and the perfect details of the characters makes one feel as if they are the anthropologist studing in Africa and learning to communicate with people that are so culturally and religiously different. I highly recommend this book to an student who wishes to better understand how an anthropologist works, or just as a fasinating reading to pass time and learn about different cultures.
Date published: 2000-11-14

Editorial Reviews

"The first introspective account ever published of what it's like to be a field worker among a primitive people." -- Margaret Mead