Thy Decay Thou Seek'st by Thy Desire: Spenser and the Nihilism of ''Progress''
Anthony Esolen ‘81, Professor of English, Providence College
Anthony Esolen '81 is a Professor of English at Providence College. His recent books include Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature (ISI Press), the three volume Modern Library edition and translation of Dante's Divine Comedy (Random House), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery). He is a published poet who has written numerous scholarly articles on Renaissance and medieval literature. His translations include Lucretius’s De rerum natura and Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata. He is the author of Peppers, a book of poetry. He is a senior editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and a contributor to that journal and to Catholic World Report, Latin Mass, Magnificat, and other political and theological journals. He did his undergraduate work at Princeton University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.