Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization and Ironies of Faith, and the translator and editor of the celebrated three-volume Modern Library edition of Dante's Divine Comedy. He is a professor of English at Providence College and a senior editor of Touchstone magazine. Esolen lives in Rhode Island with his family.

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  1. Ironies of Faith

    Ironies of Faith

    By Anthony Esolen

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    In Ironies of Faith, celebrated Dante scholar and translator Anthony Esolen provides a profound meditation upon the use and place of irony in Christian art and in the Christian life. Learn More

  2. Ironies of Faith (E-book)

    Ironies of Faith (E-book)

    By Anthony Esolen

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    In Ironies of Faith, celebrated Dante scholar and translator Anthony Esolen provides a profound meditation upon the use and place of irony in Christian art and in the Christian life. Learn More

  3. Life Under Compulsion

    Life Under Compulsion

    Anthony Esolen

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    “Esolen [stands] in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” —American Spectator

    How do you raise a child who can sit with a good book and read? Who is moved by beauty? Who doesn’t have to buy the latest this or that vanity? Who is not bound to the instant urge, wherever it may be found?

    Anthony Esolen’s Life Under Compulsion is an indispensable guide for any parent who wants to help a child live a truly free, and full, life.

    “When you read this book, and I highly recommend it, you might find that almost every sentence gives you pause.” —Patheos

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  4. Life Under Compulsion (e-book)

    Life Under Compulsion (e-book)

    Anthony Esolen

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    The acclaimed new book Life Under Compulsion shows you why the American Spectator says that author Anthony Esolen stands in “the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” If you have ever wondered how to raise a child who can sit with a good book and read—or who is moved by beauty, or who doesn’t have to buy the latest vanity or gadget—then Life Under Compulsion is the book for you.

    “This is at once a deeply entertaining and a seriously impressive book. Dare to approach it with an open mind, and you will not put it down unchanged.” —CatholicCulture.org

    “Almost every sentence gives you pause. I found myself noting down a lot, mostly things I want to discuss with my kids, and things they’ll need to discuss with their future kids.” —Patheos

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  5. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

    Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

    Anthony Esolen

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    “Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism.” —American Spectator

    This brave and bitingly funny book is an indispensable guide to overcoming today’s treacherous trends in parenting and education—and the overwhelming banality of contemporary culture.


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  6. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (E-book)

    Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (E-book)

    Written by Anthony Esolen

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    An indispensable guide for parents

    “Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism, following in the footsteps of Richard Weaver, Walker Percy, Russell Kirk, John Senior, Christopher Lasch, and Roger Scruton.” —American Spectator

    “Almost none of the sweeping trends of the past 30 years avoids Mr. Esolen’s sweeping gaze. . . . His skewering of contemporary culture with all of its political correctness and shallow moral gestures is devastating.” —Washington Times

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