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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Day, Dorothy, 1897-1980.
All the way to heaven.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Marquette University Press, ©2010
|Named Person:||Dorothy Day; Dorothy Day|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Dorothy Day; Robert Ellsberg
|Description:||xxiii, 456 pages : portrait ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||A love story : 1923-1932 --
House of hospitality : 1933-1939 --
Called to be saints : 1940-1949 --
Bearing witness : 1950-1959 --
Prayer and protest : 1960-1969 --
All is grace : 1970-1980.
Selected letters of Dorothy Day
|Responsibility:||edited by Robert Ellsberg.|
This volume, which extends from the early 1920s until the time of her death in 1980, offers a fascinating chronicle of her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vatican II, Vietnam, and the protests of the 1960s and '70s, she corresponded with a wide range of friends, colleagues, family members, and well-known figures such as Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, César Chávez, Allen Ginsberg, Katherine Anne Porter, and Francis Cardinal Spellman, shedding light on the deepest yearnings of her heart. At the same time, the first publication of her early love letters to Forster Batterham highlight her humanity and poignantly dramatize the sacrifices that underlay her vocation.