Friday, June 26, 2015

Book Beginnings: In a Dark Wood

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader.

In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me about Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love by Joseph Luzzi

"'In the middle of our life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood.' So begins one of the most celebrated and challenging poems ever written, Dante's Divine Comedy, a fourteen-thousand-line epic about the soul's journey through the afterlife."

And our author, a Dante expert, uses the dark wood as a metaphor and a path through his own grief after his wife dies.

1 comment:

Brona Joy said...

This is the second mention of this book this week in my blogger land.
It sounds intriguing, although I would need to be in the right frame of mind to read it.