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Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion
     

Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion

by Robert Coles
 

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Robert Coles first met Dorothy Day over thirty-five years ago when, as a medical student, he worked in one of her Catholic Worker soup kitchens. He remained close to this inspiring and controversial woman until her death in 1980. His book confronts candidly the central puzzles of her life: the sophisticated Greenwich Village novelist and reporter who converted to

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Robert Coles first met Dorothy Day over thirty-five years ago when, as a medical student, he worked in one of her Catholic Worker soup kitchens. He remained close to this inspiring and controversial woman until her death in 1980. His book confronts candidly the central puzzles of her life: the sophisticated Greenwich Village novelist and reporter who converted to Catholicism; the single mother who raised her child in a most unorthodox family; her struggles with sexuality, loneliness, and pride; her devout religious conservatism coupled with radical politics. This intense portrait is based on many years of conversation and correspondence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201028294
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
01/21/1987
Series:
Radcliffe Biography Series
Pages:
224

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