Joseph Luzzi

Joseph Luzzi teaches at Bard and is the author of My Two Italies, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love.

The Great Summer Read

Why do we persist in this often futile literary quest?

by Joseph Luzzi | Monday, June 17, 2019

A Masterpiece Born of the Black Death

Boccaccio’s Decameron reminds us to live with gratitude

by Joseph Luzzi | Thursday, June 04, 2020

How to Read Dante in the 21st Century

Breaking the code of “The Divine Comedy” with patient reverence

by Joseph Luzzi | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Reassessing Rossellini

Restoration of Rome Open city, the director’s masterpiece, prompts a look at why he later retreated from the neorealism it introduced

by Joseph Luzzi | Wednesday, December 01, 2010