The Long Loneliness
This paper reviews the autobiography “The Long Loneliness” by Dorothy Day dealing with her conversion to Catholicism.
The paper reviews the book “The Long Loneliness” which is set during the Depression era. Dorothy Day desperately searches for some meaning and purpose to her life. This search results in her conversion to Catholicism. From then onwards, she devotes herself to community work, which is her way of staying in touch with God. Her autobiography, “The Long Loneliness” talks about the turmoil of her times, and her renewed faith in religion and God. The paper reflects on various experiences of Day’s life and the lessons she learns from them.
Dorothy Day is and will always be remembered as one of the most prolific American writers of the Depression era. But Day was not exactly a writer, as one would conclude from the warm reviews that that her books received. She was essentially a social activist who wrote novels only to serve her life goals and objectives.