Dante’s New Guide by R. V. Young

Book Review

Dante’s New Guide

Inferno
by Dante Alighieri, edited and translated by Anthony Esolen
New York: The Modern Library (Random House), 2002
(528 pages; $24.95, hardcover)

Purgatory
by Dante Alighieri, edited and translated by Anthony Esolen
New York: The Modern Library (Random House), 2003
(544 pages; $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by R. V. Young

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R. V. Young is Professor of English Emeritus at North Carolina State University, a former editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review, and the author of Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization (Catholic University of America Press, 2022). He and his wife are parishioners at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida. They have five grown children, fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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