Dorothy Day A Radical Devotion

ISBN-10: 0201079747

ISBN-13: 9780201079746

Edition: N/A

Authors: 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, 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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Book details

List price: $18.50
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/22/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry & medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, & the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Children of Crisis" series as well as the best-selling "The Spiritual Life of Children" & "The Moral Intelligence of Children". Dr. Coles is a founding editor of the award-winning magazine "DoubleTake".

The Radcliffe Biography Series
Preface
A Life Remembered
An Inquiring Idealism
Conversion
The Church Obeyed and Challenged
A Localist Politics
Living in a House of Hospitality
Her Spiritual Kin
Notes
Selected Bibliography
About the Author
Index
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