Now Available: A Cinema of Poetry!

indexMy new book on Italian film, A Cinema of Poetry, is now available!

Millicent Marcus of Yale University gives my book the following praise: “Luzzi brings a set of powerful resources to his new study: a vast erudition, an ear finely attuned to inter-arts allusions, and an ability to discern the workings of poetic tropes within the language of cinema. The result is a deepened understanding of the category of the aesthetic as it relates to Italian film criticism and an affirmation of the riches that this body of canonical films offers to scholars and lay connoisseurs of the seventh art.”

To learn more about my book, including purchase information, you can visit or my publisher John Hopkins University Press.

Pleasure Restored

D'Annunzio_4Here’s my recent review of an important new translation of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Il piacere (Pleasure)Read more here…

Covered by the Corriere della Sera

20100212corriere-della-seraOne of Italy’s oldest newspapers, the Corriere della Sera, recently wrote on my essay “I Found Myself in a Dark Wood.”

Read more here…

To read my original essay, please click here.

From the Providence Journal

UnknownI was profiled by Karen Lee Ziner of the Providence Journal, in anticipation of my talk on Alfred Hitchcock for One Day University at the Rhode Island Convention Center on September 8, 2013. Read more…