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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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Author
Subject
Genre
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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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Luzzi, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 851/.1
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4390
LC item number
.L89 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Books and reading
  • Meaning (Philosophy) in literature
  • Luzzi, Joseph
  • Grief
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
Target audience
adult
Label
In a dark wood : what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love, Joseph Luzzi
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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:
Control code
1604785
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780062357526
Lccn
2015001132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1604785
  • (OCoLC)903212937
Label
In a dark wood : what Dante taught me about grief, healing, and the mysteries of love, Joseph Luzzi
Link
static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/9/9780062357519.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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:
Control code
1604785
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780062357526
Lccn
2015001132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1604785
  • (OCoLC)903212937

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