8 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.