One Day University Book Group with Professor Joseph Luzzi (Premium Course)

$59.95

July 8, 5:30-6:30 EDT – Zoom Room One 

One Day U members across the country will meet twice monthly to discuss both classic and contemporary novels – selected and curated by renowned Bard College Literature Professor Joseph Luzzi. The first book chosen will be Animal Farm, by George Orwell:

Fake news… political demagoguery… class warfare… It’s hard to believe, but many of the contemporary challenges we now face in times of remarkable urgency and unrest were anticipated, more than half a century ago, in one of the most powerful books of the modern era: George Orwell’s Animal Farm. This slim novella, a political allegory published in 1945, would go on to sell millions of copies worldwide, and become a symbol of how literary satire and the creative imagination can combat the forces of fascism and political corruption.  Once read, it always stays with you and beckons you to return. The New York Times recently reported, that Animal Farm is one of those books that  “seem to be resonating with readers at a moment of heightened anxiety about the state of American democracy.”

NOTES: One Day University Members can save $40.00 USD on registration for this seminar by using code MEMBER at Checkout.  Zoom meeting information will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the beginning of class.


Joseph Luzzi is a Literature and Italian Professor at Bard College. He 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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One Day U members across the country will meet twice monthly to discuss both classic and contemporary novels – selected and curated by renowned Bard College Literature Professor Joseph Luzzi. The first book chosen will be Animal Farm, by George Orwell:

Fake news… political demagoguery… class warfare… It’s hard to believe, but many of the contemporary challenges we now face in times of remarkable urgency and unrest were anticipated, more than half a century ago, in one of the most powerful books of the modern era: George Orwell’s Animal Farm. This slim novella, a political allegory published in 1945, would go on to sell millions of copies worldwide, and become a symbol of how literary satire and the creative imagination can combat the forces of fascism and political corruption.  Once read, it always stays with you and beckons you to return. The New York Times recently reported, that Animal Farm is one of those books that  “seem to be resonating with readers at a moment of heightened anxiety about the state of American democracy.”

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