Marcel Griaule

1898 (Ainsy-sur-Armençon, France) – 1956 (Paris)

Mauss taught and inspired him. Both Rouch and Dieterlen were students of his as well as of Mauss; Dieterlen became his collaborator, and published the work he left unfinished at death. Amadou worked with him in Paris, while Leiris joined an ambitious African expedition he led, published his travel diary, and accordingly fell out with him – they ended up violently at odds with one other.

Marcel Griaule knew…