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Meet and dine with Joseph Luzzi, author of My Two Italies at grano on Monday, July 28, 2014. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm.
Tickets are $100 per person (includes full meal with wine, a signed copy of the book, and all taxes). Please call us at (416) 361-0032 to purchase tickets, or send an e-mail to email@example.com. (Jenni_Canuck)
The first American-born member of his Calabrian immigrant family, Luzzi, Bard College Italian professor and award-winning author of Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy, has complicated feelings about his fatherland. Seeking to understand how the same region fostered both Dante and Berlusconi, Renaissance art and contemporary corruption, he interweaves his own memories and family history with Italian politics and culture. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
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This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
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With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante’s poetry to the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi, Luzzi presents the Italians in all their glory and squalor, relating the problems that plague Italy today to the country’s ancient roots. He shares how his “two Italies”—the earthy southern Italian world of his immigrant childhood and the refined “northern” Italian realm of his professional life—join and clash in unexpected ways that continue to enchant the many millions who are either connected to Italy by ancestry or bound to it by love.
The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two ItaliesJoseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family’s dramatic story to Italy’s north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family.
Joseph Luzzi is the author of Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy, which won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, and The Times Literary Supplement. He has received an essay award from the Dante Society of America, a teaching prize from Yale College, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The first American-born child in his Italian family, he earned his doctorate from Yale University and is a professor at Bard College.
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