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

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

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In a dark wood : what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love
Title
In a dark wood
Title remainder
what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Luzzi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante's Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning--a rich and emotionally resonant memoir of suffering, hope, love, and the power of literature to inspire and heal the most devastating loss.Where do we turn when we lose everything? Joseph Luzzi found the answer in the opening of The Divine Comedy: "In the middle of our life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood. "When Luzzi's pregnant wife was in a car accident--and died forty-five minutes after giving birth to their daughter, Isabel--he finds himself a widower and first-time father at the same moment. While he grieves and cares for his infant daughter, miraculously delivered by caesarean before his wife passed, he turns to Dante's Divine Comedy for solace.In a Dark Wood tells the story of how Dante helps the author rebuild his life. He follows the structure of The Divine Comedy, recounting the Inferno of his grief, the Purgatory of healing and raising Isabel on his own, and then Paradise of the rediscovery of love.A Dante scholar, Luzzi has devoted his life to teaching and writing about the poet. But until he turned to the epic poem to learn how to resurrect his life, he didn't realize how much the poet has given back to him. A meditation on the influence of great art and its power to give us strength in our darkest moments, In a Dark Wood opens the door into the mysteries of Dante's epic poem. Beautifully written and flawlessly balanced, Luzzi's book is a hybrid of heart-rending memoir and critical insight into one of the greatest pieces of literature in all of history. In a Dark Wood draws us into man's descent into hell and back: it is Dante's journey, Joseph Luzzi's, and our very own"--
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contains biographical information
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Luzzi, Joseph
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Luzzi, Joseph
  • Books and reading
  • Meaning (Philosophy) in literature
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In a dark wood : what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love, Joseph Luzzi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Astrid and Anja
  • The Gears of Justice
  • Rough Draft
  • III:
  • One Thousand And One:
  • Posthoc7
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Open Hours
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue
  • I:
  • The Underworld:
  • An Hour with the Angels
  • Consider Your Seed
  • Love-40
  • II:
  • Mount Purgatory:
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780062357526
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015001132
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903212937
  • (OCoLC)ocn903212937
  • 708207
Label
In a dark wood : what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love, Joseph Luzzi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Astrid and Anja
  • The Gears of Justice
  • Rough Draft
  • III:
  • One Thousand And One:
  • Posthoc7
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Open Hours
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue
  • I:
  • The Underworld:
  • An Hour with the Angels
  • Consider Your Seed
  • Love-40
  • II:
  • Mount Purgatory:
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780062357526
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015001132
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903212937
  • (OCoLC)ocn903212937
  • 708207

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