Public Houses by Anthony Esolen

Public Houses

A man who sets up house with another man, and who lets it be known that they are not Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, is by that very fact not private. It is public, and it does public harm. Christians (and others) used to understand the principle.

Anthony Esolen is the author of over thirty books, including Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (Tan, with a CD), Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (Regnery), and The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord (Ignatius). He has also translated Dante’s Divine Comedy (Random House). He and his wife Debra publish a web magazine, Word and Song (anthonyesolen.substack.com), on poetry, hymnody, language, classic films, and music. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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