The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day Setting & Symbolism

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The Lone Loneliness

A state of natural loneliness that Day believes all humans face unless they have a relationship with God and a community of neighbors.

Catholicism

One of the oldest and orthodox forms of Christianity, Day was a prominent Catholic and has been made a "Servant of God" since her death, which puts her in the line for potential canonization.

New York City

Day spent much of her life in New York City living among the poor and running the Catholic Worker.

The Catholic Worker Office

The Catholic Worker had an office where it was produced; Day and Maurin spent a lot of time there.

Houses of Hospitality

Maurin founded a number of Houses of Hospitality and many continue to exist to this day. The Houses serve the poor and house them in many cases.

Communal Farms

Maurin was also an advocate of working the land and...

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