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Dr. Luzzi's lecture on Dante's Paradiso was a pure joy. His thorough knowledge of Dante's epic, coupled with his deeply personal connection to the poet's work, was genuinely moving. It was courageous for Dr. Luzzi to recount the personal tragedy that led to his writing In a Dark Wood. His account added a layer of meaning to Dante's work and resonated, I'm sure, with all those who have suffered similar tragedies.
In these troubled and divisive times, we sorely need the genuine hopefulness of Dr. Luzzi. Finally, he said so eloquently, Paradiso is all about hope, arriving at a place where one has always wanted to be. "In his will is our peace." I thank Dr. Luzzi for redeeming these dark days by sharing both his scholarship and his personal connection to this timeless poem.
Dr. Luzzi's session was fascinating, enjoyable, full of content. Paradiso whet my appetite for the Inferno and Purgatory. I hope these will be available next.