The Sexual Life of a Polish Anthropologist

The Age reviews a new biography of Bronislaw Malinowski. Seems like a good read if you want to know all the intimate details of the great man (I’m not sure I do):


Young has painstakingly researched the fragmentary accounts of Malinowski’s illness-dominated childhood and family relations. An inveterate diarist from an early age, and a prodigious letter writer, Malinowski soon provided his biographer with an obsessively detailed account of his friendships, love life, travels with his mother, inner angst and what he referred to as the “rut and debauch” of his student life in bohemian Cracow.