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Dorothy Day in THE NEW YORKER - Catholic Worker odds & ends
November 26th, 2008
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Dorothy Day in THE NEW YORKER
Recently while looking for Dwight McDonald's profile of Dorothy Day in the Oct. 4th and 11th 1952 issues of THE NEW YORKER magazine I came across a short piece of fiction entitled "Poor Samaritan" by one Dorothy Day in the April 18th 1936 issue of the magazine. I had never heard of this piece before, neither from Dorothy or any one else. Very interesting. RS

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Date:November 28th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hard to imagine "our" DD writing that piece in 1936, having founded the CW in 1933. Moreover, the subject matter notwithstanding, it doesn't really sound like her voice or her perspective.

I've run across other Dorothy Days in searches of eBay and the like but can't link an of them to this period or this piece. Can't find any biographical info on the author of that piece in The New Yorker, either. Maybe the true identity of that DD can be ascertained by writing to the editors of TNY and asking them to dig her address or something out of their records.
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Date:December 1st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Do you think they would bother?
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