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ALLEN TATE ON DOROTHY DAY AND "BACK TO THE LAND" - Catholic Worker odds & ends
May 30th, 2009
10:19 am


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Poet Allen Tate, one of the "southern agrarians" and husband of Dorothy's friend, novelist Caroline Gordon, wrote another southern poet, Donald Davidson, in 1936: "I also enclose a copy of a remarkable monthly paper, The Catholic Worker. The editor, Dorothy Day, has been here, and is greatly excited by our whole program. Just three months ago she discovered "I'll Take My Stand," and has been commenting on it editorially. She is ready to hammer away in behalf of the new book. Listen to this: The Catholic Worker now has a paid circulation of 100,000! She offers her entire mailing list to Houghton-Mifflin: I've just written to Linscott about it. Miss Day may come by Nashville with us if the conference falls next weekend. She has been speaking all over the country in Catholic schools and colleges. A very remarkable woman. Terrific energy, much practical sense, and a fanatical devotion to the cause of the land."-----quotation taken from WHOLE EARTH, Summer 2000,RS

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