Reading Dante: Exploring Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love

Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

What makes Dante such a fascinating and essential author – and why is his classic from 700 years ago, The Divine Comedy, more relevant to our everyday lives than ever before? Join us on August 5th for a truly unique celebration of Dante and his work, as one of the world’s most acclaimed Dante scholars, Professor Joseph Luzzi, shares his lifetime of study with you about the writer Italians still call Sommo Poeta, Supreme Poet. Luzzi will offer a candid look on Dante while drawing on his Vanity Fair “Must Read” memoir, In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, the story of how Dante’s wisdom and vision helped him overcome a great personal tragedy.