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Julio Alcântara / Estadão Content / 12.11.1992Bosi was a professor at USP and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters

The retired teacher at University of Sao Paulo, literary critic and member of Brazilian Academy of Letters Alfredo Bosi died on the morning of Wednesday, 7, at the age of 84, with pneumonia associated with Covid-19. He has occupied chair number 12 at ABL since 2003 and has two children: teacher Viviana Bosi and José Alfredo Bosi. Because of the pandemic, the family will not hold a funeral. “Bosi: a man of profound erudition, an unchallenged humanist, a man who studied the Renaissance and who represented it. He took a new approach to Brazilian culture. Colonization dialectics has been a classic since birth, ”stated the president of the Academy, Marco Lucchesi, in a note released by ABL.

Bosi was of Italian descent and graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1960. After graduating, he studied for a year in Italy and took the Italian language and literature courses at the educational institution when he returned to Brazil. The academic started teaching Brazilian literature at USP in 1970, worked as deputy director and director of the Institute for Advanced Studies and coordinated a series of commissions at the institution. He was married to Professor Élcia Bosi, a psychologist and creator of the Open University to the Third Age program, who died in 2017.

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