New book argues world today is not real, beauty nearly non-existent
NEWS PROVIDED BYCarmel Communications
Aug. 4, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2020 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Unreal City, a cartoon megalopolis where towers are built of cotton candy, facts scatter like pixie dust and the truth is whatever you feel it to be, is not a figment of imagination, writes Anthony Esolen in his new book, SEX AND THE UNREAL CITY: THE DEMOLITION OF THE WESTERN MIND. It's where we live: "We dwell in the Unreal City. We believe in un-being."
Esolen translated the Modern Library edition of The Divine Comedy, as well as the Johns Hopkins edition of Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered. An award-winning contributor to numerous periodicals, Esolen has authored fourteen books of nonfiction and currently serves as professor of literature and writer in residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in New Hampshire.
In SEX AND THE UNREAL CITY, Esolen reveals that Unreal City has its basis in sexual confusion, when human beings believe that words alone alter reality, that biology is a matter of choice and descriptive words rather than based in fact and plain sight. It's no fantasy, either, writes Esolen, but human beings have demolished the world and rebuilt it with illogical ideas and beliefs.
SEX AND THE UNREAL CITY is a guide through modern culture and the wreckage of freedom, political landscapes, schools and universities, and even the Common Core curriculum. Unreal City consists of citizens who view logic as hate speech and where the only sins are political, and, therefore, never in need of forgiveness. Yet Esolen leaves readers with hope, delving into how Catholic theology offers the solid truths that a new city needs to be built upon.
"Everything Anthony Esolen writes is of the first importance," said Mary Eberstadt, author of Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. "SEX AND THE UNREAL CITY is the latest stunning case in point. It is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on the tragic flaws of our age by one of America's deepest and most original thinkers. Read it, give it, treasure it."
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