Alfredo Bosi (1936-2021)

Alfred Bosi
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By JOSÉ MIGUEL WISNICK*

Note of regret

Alfredo Bosi is the beloved master of many generations of students who passed through the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences at the University of São Paulo. Initially teaching Italian literature and, since the 1970s, Brazilian literature, he fulfilled like few, and perhaps like no one else, the integrative purpose of the humanities promised by that institution. His relationship with literature, deep and wide-ranging, was solidly modulated by contributions from history, sociology, anthropology, psychology and philosophy. Much more than the result of an erudite accumulation of different areas of knowledge, these strands converged in him towards a complex understanding of the world, generously shared, always with lucid clarity.

Convinced that the University becomes an island of illusion, when closed in on itself, he devoted himself to the practice of popular education and to reflection on the paths and detours of Brazilian education. He fought in defense of human rights and the environment, against the oblivion imposed by the civic-military dictatorship, against capitalist voracity and the reduction of life's horizons, for the historical transformation of the human condition.

His attention was always turned, both in the way of reading literature and in relating to others, to the singular dimension of the person. Discreet compassion, firm solidarity and immeasurable friendship are marks of his passing. A democratic humanist with a totalizing background, like the times no longer produce, he put his heart into everything he did, and leaves an immense legacy for all of us who live against the current of these difficult times.

On behalf of myself and all colleagues in the area of ​​Brazilian Literature,

 Jose Miguel Wisnik

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