Joseph Luzzi is a writer and professor of Italian at Bard College. The first child in his Calabrian family born in the U.S., he is the author of the memoir, In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love (HarperCollins). His other books include My Two Italies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
He is a frequent contributor of essays and reviews to publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, the London Times Literary Supplement, and many others. His first book, Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy (Yale Univ. Press 2008), received the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association, and he is the author of the forthcoming A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2014). His work has been translated into Italian and Portuguese, and he has lectured throughout the world on art, film, and literature.
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