Books for the Post-Pandemic: Four Unforgettable Novels of the Open Road and Wandering Spirit (Premium Program)

$39.00

Books for the Post-Pandemic: Four Unforgettable Novels of the Open Road and Wandering Spirit

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College – $39 for the 1 class session.

Saturday April 3, 2021 2 pm – 4 pm (EST)

A link for viewing will be sent to you 1 day before the first class.

Books for the Post-Pandemic

As we come upon the one-year anniversary of the Covid lockdowns, many of us are looking forward to a time with less social distancing and more of the things we have missed during the pandemic, especially seeing our loved ones in person and connecting to new places. What books best capture these longed-for experiences that we hope will be coming in the times ahead? This presentation takes book lovers on a tour of four masterpieces that speak to our need for adventure, travel, and reconnecting with the wider world after this long year of pandemic: Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun also Rises, Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa, E. M. Forster’s Room with a View, and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.

About the Professor: Books for the Post-Pandemic

 Joseph Luzzi (PhD Yale) is Professor of Comparative Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, and was recently a Wallace Fellow at Harvard’s Villa I Tatti, where he was writing a cultural history of Dante’s Divine Comedy that will appear with Princeton University Press. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, TLS, Bookforum, and American Scholar, among others, and his scholarly writing has appeared in PMLA, Modern Language Notes, Modern Language Quarterly, Raritan, Italica, and Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century.
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