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December 23, 2009


Gavin Hunter

Thanks Jim- This is priceless. Would you recommend Jim Forest biography on Dorothy Day? - Have a great Christmas!

Jim Forest

As the author of Love is the Measure, I wouldn't urge you not to read it. It was written for people relatively new to Dorothy. If you want a much more detailed biography, the one to get is William Miller's "Dorothy Day." It's massive. Though out of print, you should be able to find a used copy.

Jim Gordon

Thanks Jim. I'll get round to the big biography eventually - first stop will be The Duty of Delight. I think letters and diaries are significant lenses through which to see people and something of how they see themselves. But thanks for your book which, although an introduction is a good one!

Jim Forest

"The Duty of Delight" is a marvelous book. The book project I'm in the midst of now is revising and expanding "Love is the Measure." Among the sources not available to me when the book was written nearly 25 years ago are Dorothy's diaries and letters.

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