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Sat Feb 19 2005

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Message 1: Obituary for Franco Brioschi

Date: 17-Feb-2005
From: stefano versace <>
Subject: Obituary for Franco Brioschi

Franco Brioschi, Professor for Critic and Literary Theory at the Università
degli Studi di Milano, died on February 15th at the age of 59. Among his
most important literary studies, ''Un mondo di individui. Saggio di
Filosofia del Linguaggio'' deserves a peculiar place. What is at stake in
that book is the possibility (and necessity) of the use of Philosophy of
Language in the study of Literature and its reductionist function. Against
any structuralist generalisation is efforts have always been directed in
evaluating the social and pragmatic state of comprehension, meaning and

Although we all remember him as a great interpreter of the works of Giacomo
Leopardi, the multiple lines of his research were parallel, and everything
in his work was always reconnected to fundamental principles of clarity and
strength of argumentation.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
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