F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Friendship and Rivalry for the Ages

Bard College

Joseph Luzzi (PhD, Yale) is the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, and he taught previously at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in The New York Times, TLS, The London Times, the Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, and on National Public Radio. Dr. Luzzi’s awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. He is the author of five books and recently created The Virtual Book Club: an international community of readers dedicated to exploring major literary works past and present.



Hemingway and Fitzgerald’s Relationship

The names F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway invoke two of the greatest giants of 20th-century American literature, the authors of novels that continue to captivate readers worldwide today. Less known is how their personal literary connection and friendship reveal key elements of their work and help us understand the themes of some of their most compelling writing. In this brand new presentation, Professor of Comparative Literature Joseph Luzzi will take us inside one of the most consequential friendships – and rivalries – in all of American literature, as we explore the dramas, emotions, and events connecting the legendary authors of works like The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises.

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Andrew Harris


I’ve listened to many lectures by Joseph Luzzi and every one is excellent.
“Enthusiasm is contagious” and you always catch it from Dr. Luzzi. Interesting content and well presented.

11 months ago
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