J. G. Merquior

From Arnaldo Momigliano. He published books written directly in French, English, Italian, and his native Portuguese.

Just re-reading some sections of From Prague to Paris; J.G. Merquior’s superior intellectual history of Structuralist and Post-Structuralist thought, very lively and full of wit. No hagiography here, which makes it worth time and attention.

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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