The Long Loneliness

The Long Loneliness

The Autobiography of Dorothy Day

Book - 1981
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This inspiring and fascinating memoir, subtitled, "The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist," The Long Loneliness is the late Dorothy Day's compelling autobiographical testament to her life of social activism and her spiritual pilgrimage. A founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and longtime associate of Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day was eulogized in the New York Times as, "a nonviolent social radical of luminous personality." The Long Loneliness recounts her remarkable journey from the Greenwich Village political and literary scene of the 1920s through her conversion to Catholicism and her lifelong struggle to help bring about "the kind of society where it is easier to be good."

Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, [1981], c1952
ISBN: 9780060617516
Characteristics: xxiii, 288 p. ; 21 cm


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May 20, 2018

Dorothy Day is one of my least favorite activists. Here are some reasons. She had a kid with a man she wasn't married to, she also had an abortion. She was a socialist and praised Fidel Castro for his actions. She also went to prison several times. The only good thing about her was that she was a suffragist.
People call her inspiring, and I strongly disagree.


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