Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion

By Robert Coles
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6.87 Hours 05/01/1998 unabridged
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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, an intellectual and psychological portrait, 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, as well as tape-recorded interviews.

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Summary

Summary

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, an intellectual and psychological portrait, 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, as well as tape-recorded interviews.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A rich harvest…For those who are not familiar with Day, Coles is the best introducer around.” Washington Post
“Day’s compelling point of view is expressed in story format in an unconventional biography that is appropriate for the sensual woman many consider a saint.” Publishers Weekly
“An unconventional biography that is appropriate for the sensual woman many consider a saint.” Publishers Weekly
“Coles captures the mystique of Dorothy Day superbly.” History Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Coles MD

Robert Coles is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English