Hemingway's Most Popular Novels: A Three Part Course with Dr. Joseph Luzzi

Hemingway's Most Popular Novels: A Three Part Course with Dr. Joseph Luzzi


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Description

Join Professor Luzzi for an in-depth discussion of four of Hemingway’s most celebrated works, as we discover what makes Hemingway's groundbreaking fiction essential reading today and explore one of the most significant and enduring voices in American literature. We will unlock the mysteries of Hemingways' writing and discover the rich culture and history of his cosmopolitan world, from ex-pat Paris of the 1920s to revolutionary Spain and Cuba – and much more! 

Each week of this course will spotlight a classic Hemingway novel, and allow ample time for open discussion. Course details are available below. 
Lectures

Lecture One – The Sun Also Rises
Lecture Two –
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Lecture Three –
The Old Man and the Sea & A Moveable Feast 
About Your Expert

Joseph Luzzi received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is a Professor of Comparative Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, where he has taught since 2002 after being a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. A frequent contributor to publications including the New York Times, TLS, and Chronicle of Higher Education, he is the author of 5 books, including "My Two Italies," a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and "In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love," a Vanity Fair “Must-Read” selection. His work has been translated into multiple languages and his many awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. In 2017 he was named Cittadino Onorario/Honorary Citizen in Acri, Calabria, his Italian parents' birthplace. His next book is "Botticelli's Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance," which will be published by W. W. Norton. Professor Luzzi is the founder of the Virtual Book Club, an online community of readers dedicated to exploring some of the best books ever written. Learn more at JosephLuzzi.com.

FAQ

How does it work?
This is a three-part series held weekly and hosted on Zoom. Please check the schedule for the specific dates and times for each lecture.

Is there a reading list in advance?
Though the course is open to participants with no background on this topic, we do encourage you to read along during each week of the course. Participants are welcome to use any edition of Hemingway’s works that they like; for A Moveable Feast, your expert will be using the Scribner: 1996 edition.

How long are the lectures?
Each lecture is 60 minutes long with time for Q&A.

How much is the course?
The course is $105 USD for three lectures.

Is a recording available?
Yes. All registered participants will be sent a recording within 24 hours of each session's conclusion. The recordings are available to re-watch at leisure until 30 days after the course's conclusion.
Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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Julie Goldman (San Francisco, US)
Hemingway with Dr Luzzi

I loved this course. Dr Luzzi is thorough, passionate, knowledgeable and obviously loves to teach. I thought the books were so well chosen and the spacing of the three lectures perfect

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M.C. (Nashville, US)

I came away from Dr.Luzzi’s course with a new appreciation of Hemingway. Having read all 4 volumes back to back, I was immersed in his writing style, his messages and as a psychologist I could not help but notice his particular psychological quirks (like his need to “kill off” all “father figures”, especially the mentors in his life.

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M.C. (Nashville, US)
New inside and deep appreciation

I came away from Dr.Luzzi’s course with a new appreciation of Hemingway. Having read all 4 volumes back to back, I was immersed in his writing style, his messages and as a psychologist I could not help but notice his particular psychological quirks (like his need to “kill off” all “father figures”, especially the mentors in his life.

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Alanna Benham Dittoe (Oakland, US)
Luzzi’s Hemingway book revies

An engaging professor, topic- wish this class had been 6 sessions. There is so much to learn. The students are also engaging.

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Based on 4 reviews
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Julie Goldman (San Francisco, US)
Hemingway with Dr Luzzi

I loved this course. Dr Luzzi is thorough, passionate, knowledgeable and obviously loves to teach. I thought the books were so well chosen and the spacing of the three lectures perfect

M
M.C. (Nashville, US)

I came away from Dr.Luzzi’s course with a new appreciation of Hemingway. Having read all 4 volumes back to back, I was immersed in his writing style, his messages and as a psychologist I could not help but notice his particular psychological quirks (like his need to “kill off” all “father figures”, especially the mentors in his life.

M
M.C. (Nashville, US)
New inside and deep appreciation

I came away from Dr.Luzzi’s course with a new appreciation of Hemingway. Having read all 4 volumes back to back, I was immersed in his writing style, his messages and as a psychologist I could not help but notice his particular psychological quirks (like his need to “kill off” all “father figures”, especially the mentors in his life.

A
Alanna Benham Dittoe (Oakland, US)
Luzzi’s Hemingway book revies

An engaging professor, topic- wish this class had been 6 sessions. There is so much to learn. The students are also engaging.