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The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
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Sep 02, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: biography-memoir, non-fiction
Read in September, 2009

Day is an incredibly descriptive writer. You can read her voice coming through so strongly, but she leaves room for your experiences to color her images (or for you to disagree with some of her beliefs and her implementation of them). The most difficult struggles are the internal ones, not the challenges that face her as organizer. This gives richness to the concept of the long loneliness that she alludes to throughout the text. It seemed to be that she hit it spot on in many of her comments; e.g. "I was... not in a state to be mentally stimulated. I was too happy...," "[the need for:] a society in which it is easier for people to be good," "we were just sitting there talking... it was as casual as all that. It just came about."


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