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Alfredo Bosi (26 August 1936 – 7 April 2021) was a Brazilian historian, literary critic, and professor.He was a member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Academy of Letters), occupying Chair number 12. One of his most famous books is História Concisa da Literatura Brasileira (Brief History of Brazilian Literature), widely used in Brazilian universities in literature courses. Bosi also wrote several studies about Italian literature and about major Brazilian writers as well as essays on the field of hermeneutics.
Alfredo Bosi was born in São Paulo on 26 August 1936.He was married to psychologist Ecléa Bosi, with whom he has two children. His daughter, Viviana Bosi is also an accomplished literary critic.
Bosi majored in Literature at University of São Paulo in 1960 and studied in Italy later on. He then took the chair of Italian literature at the same university, an office he would hold until 1970, when he became professor of Brazilian literature. Bosi occupied the Brazilian Chair of Sociological Sciences Sérgio Buarque de Holanda at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and was deputy-director of Institute for Advanced Researches of the University of São Paulo from 1987 to 1997, when he became director of the organization.
Amongst other prizes, he was awarded the Jabuti Prize for best human sciences work in 1993 for Dialética da Colonização (Dialectics of Colonization) and in 2000, for best essay, awarded to his work Machado de Assis. O Enigma do Olhar (Machado de Assis. The Puzzle of the Eye).
Bosi died on 7 April 2021, in São Paulo, of COVID-19.
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