Writings from Commonweal
ISBN10: 0814628753 ISBN13: 9780814628751 Contributors: Jordan, Patrick (Editor) Publisher: Liturgical Pr Published: Dec 1 2002 Pages: 173 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Dorothy Day has been described as "the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism." Outside The Catholic Worker (which she edited from 1933 to her death), Day wrote for no other publication so often and over such an extended period--covering six decades--as the independent Catholic journal of opinion, Commonweal.
Gathered here for the first time are Day's complete Commonweal pieces, including articles, reviews, and published letters-to-the-editor. They range from the personal to the polemical; from youthful enthusiasm to the gratitude of an aged warrior; sketches from works in progress; portraits of prisoners and dissidents; and a gifted reporter's dispatches from the flash points of mid-twentieth-century social and economic conflict. Day's writing offers readers not only an overview of her fascinating life but a compendium of her prophetic insights, spiritual depth, and unforgettable prose.