Anthony Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College. He is the author of Peppers, a book of poetry, and his translations include Lucretius's De rerum natura and Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata, along with Dante's Inferno and Paradise, published by the Modern Library.
Praise for Anthony Esolen's translation of
"Professor Esolen's translation of Dante's Inferno is the
best one I have seen. . . . And his endnotes and other additions
provoke answers to almost any question that could arise about the
--A. Kent Hieatt, translator of The Canterbury Tales "Esolen's brilliant translation captures the power and the spirit of a poem that does not easily give up its secrets."
--Robert Royal, president, Faith and Reason Institute "Anthony Esolen's new translation follows Dante through all his spectacular range, commanding where he is commanding, wrestling, as he does, with the density and darkness in language and in the soul. It is living writing."
--James Richardson, Princeton University