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Eight Books that Changed the World

September 26, 2015 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM


2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Eight Books that Changed the World

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College

What 8 books can change your life, the ones you would want to take to your "desert island"? This presentation will unveil the mysteries of the Bible, Homer's Odyssey, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Shakespeare's Hamlet then closer to today Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Joseph Heller's Catch 22.
We will explore the creative processes behind these masterpieces as we trace their impact and develop reading skills to release their remarkable riches.

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College
Joseph Luzzi is a Literature and Italian Professor at Bard College, and was previously a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Scaglione Prize for his teaching. He is also the author of the audio course, "The Art of Reading." Professor Luzzi previously taught at Yale University, where he was awarded a Yale College Teaching Prize.


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