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Author Luzzi, Joseph, author.

Title In a dark wood : what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love / Joseph Luzzi.

Publication Info. New York, NY : HarperWave, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    851 Dante Alighieri LUZ    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 297 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-294).
Contents Prologue -- I: The Underworld: An Hour with the Angels -- Consider Your Seed -- Love-40 -- II: Mount Purgatory: Astrid and Anja -- The Gears of Justice -- Rough Draft -- III: One Thousand And One: Posthoc7 -- Fathers and Sons -- Open Hours -- Epilogue.
Summary "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. In the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy, Luzzi relied on the support of his Italian immigrant family, returning to his childhood home to grieve and care for his infant daughter. But it wasn't until he turned to The Divine Comedy--a poem he had devoted his life to studying and teaching--that he learned how to resurrect his life. Following the same structure as Dante's epic poems, Luzzi is shepherded out of his own 'dark wood,' passing through the grief-stricken Inferno, the Purgatory of healing, and ultimately stepping into the Paradise of rediscovered love"--Dust jacket.
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Influence.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature.
Luzzi, Joseph.
Grief -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
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