The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist (Paperback)

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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.”

About the Author


"Dorothy Day, is a modern Catholic saint in the tradition of St. Francis. Her book is an absorbingly well-written series of pictures of her work and that of those she has gathered around her connection with the Catholic Worker, its hospitality house and its community farm. I rejoice with the new hope for mankind because of the kind of work that she and her associates are doing."- Norman Thomas

Praise For…


“Fascinating as personal history, important as a document in twentieth-century American social history.” — New York Times Book Review

“Dorothy Day wanted to be good, and not just do good. . . . a fascinating memoir.” — David Brooks in the New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060617516
ISBN-10: 0060617519
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English