Nostalgia: Going Home in a Homeless World

Nostalgia: Going Home in a Homeless World

by Anthony Esolen


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ISBN-13: 9781621578017
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 311,471
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Anthony Esolen is a professor of English and a writer in residence at Thomas More College in Merrimack, New Hampshire. A senior editor of Touchstone magazine, Professor Esolen is the editor and translator of several epic poems, including verse translations of the three volumes of Dante's Divine Comedy (Random House, Modern Library). A noted social commentator, Dr. Esolen has published several books, including Out of the Ashes, and is a popular public speaker. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Debra, his family, and his dog, Jasper.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Man, Far from Home vii

Chapter 1 Man in Time 1

Chapter 2 Man in Place 27

Chapter 3 Lost among the Ruins 45

Chapter 4 The Static Idol of Change 69

Chapter 5 Lost Innocence 95

Chapter 6 More Than Small Change 131

Chapter 7 Back to the Family 173

Chapter 8 O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory? 197

Notes 219

Index 227

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Charlie_Schmidt 4 months ago
Home is where you belong Nostalgia – Going Home in a Homeless World by Anthony Esolen will fill you will nostalgia. Nostalgia is a longing to go home, a longing for former happy times. He makes several important points. One is a call for educators to teach cultural literacy so that students can learn the treasures of their cultural heritage – the best of what was said and written in Western Civilization. The author points out that not only do most adults fail to read great books, most of them do not know that there are great books. A second point is that God made us for Himself, and our true eternal home is in heaven, so we all need to know how to get to heaven. Christianity is the way to heaven. We cannot be human without love. Home is where you belong, because that’s where you are needed. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 is cited and explained as a lesson on true love. Another insight is that the phrase “identity politics” is a strange contradiction in terms, since that ideology has no real identity and no polity. Identity politics is divisive, and a house divided cannot stand. The two manifest failures of our time are covered, which are the promised renewal of the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council and the sexual and feminist revolutions. Though the sexual and feminist revolutions have had good aspects, such as enabling women to obtain better jobs and more respect, the sexual and feminist revolutions have also had devastating effects on the family. The Catholic Church is a true friend for women. This is an excellent book on the problem of the homeless, which is a far greater problem that is generally realized.