In a Dark Wood
In a Dark Wood
What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love

When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn? On a cold November morning, Joseph Luzzi, a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College, found himself racing to the hospital—his wife, Katherine, eight-and-a-half months pregnant, had been in a horrible car accident. In one terrible instant, Luzzi became both a widower and a first-time father.
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“In a Dark Wood” on Minnesota Public Radio

Honored and delighted that “In a Dark Wood” is this month’s choice for Minnesota Public Radio’s “The Thread” Book Club! Read here.


In Dante’s Dark Wood

“In the middle of our life’s journey / I found myself in a dark wood” – the magnificent opening lines of Dante’s “Divine Comedy”

– Gustave Doré’s illustration of Inferno 1 (Wikimedia Commons)783px-Gustave_Doré_-_Dante_Alighieri_-_Inferno_-_Plate_1_(I_found_myself_within_a_forest_dark...)