Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dorothy Day: A Radical, a Journalist, a Saint for Our Time, October 2, 2008

Robert Ellsberg, publisher of Orbis Books, will speak on this topic at the annual Nieman Lecture at Marquette University 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at John P. Raynor, S.J., Library Beaumier Suites (Lower Level), 1355 West Wisconsin Avenue.

Colman McCarthy wrote in The Nation July 21, 2008,
Few writers have been closer to Day than Robert Ellsberg. He took a five-year student sabbatical from Harvard in the mid-1970s to join Day at the New York Worker, washing dishes, unclogging the toilets and editing the newspaper. This summer Ellsberg, now the editor and publisher of Orbis Books, comes forward with The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day. It is 669 pages of sere and flexuous prose, virtuosic in its candor.


  1. sere and flexuous prose

    Is it licit to read such?

  2. You might find 669 pages infelicitous.