"Anthropologists (and those in allied disciplines) know Taussig as a stylistic innovator."–Times Literary Supplement
"Above all, he is interested in individual stories and experiences, unique tales that cannot be reduced to rational explanation or bland report. . . . At the center of Taussig's method is the anthropologist's desire to bear witness to what he cannot understand."–Los Angeles Review of Books "
One of the most accomplished writers that anthropology has produced."–Choice
"Iconoclastic, experimental, and poetic, refusing 'theory' even as he makes it do his work."–Hugh Raffles, The New School "
[This is] what anthropology is for: the art or science that shows fish the water. Taussig is renowned as one of its dizziest dialectical conjurors."–Times Higher Education
" [Taussig's] late career unfolds with vitality, ingenuity, and surprises–with the storytelling voice, finally, of a Marlowe."–George Marcus, University of California, Irvine– "Praise for Michael Taussig"