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Joseph Luzzi

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Joseph Luzzi, the first American-born child in his Italian family, holds a doctorate from Yale and is a professor of Italian at Bard. He is the author of "Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy," which won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association, and "A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film." An active critic, his essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, and The Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of the audio courses "In Michelangelo’s Shadow: The Mystery of Modern Italy," "The Blessed Lens: A History of Italian Film," and "The Art of Reading." His honors include an essay award from the Dante Society of America, a teaching prize fro ...more

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My Two Italies

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In a Dark Wood: What Dante ...

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The Art of Reading

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In Michelangelo’s Shadow: T...

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The Blessed Lens: A History...

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“We all know, he writes, “that laws without customs are not enough,” and that unlike other civic nations, Italians lack “great moral principles.” In Leopardi’s view, this resistance to collective thinking made Italians the most cynical of peoples, incapable of believing in the public good and unwilling to sacrifice their private concerns.”
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“For Petrini, Slow Food is not just the title of a book or the name of a movement; it reflects the conviction that eating should be an enjoyable experience consisting of varied, healthy, and flavorful food—the opposite of fast food. “The Official Slow Food Manifesto” argues that the twentieth century, “which began and has developed under the insignia of industrial civilization, first invented the machine and then took it as its life model.” The ascendancy of “speed,” along with what Petrini calls “Fast Life,” now “disrupts our habits, pervades the privacy of our homes and forces us to eat Fast Foods.” According to Petrini, “a firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life.”
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“But the good people of Cosenza regarded me as if I had alighted from a spaceship. Like twins shipped off to different homes at birth, our bodies declared a common biology, but our bearing, gestures, and clothing suggested otherwise.”
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