About Hope Hale Davis
Hope Hale Davis was an author and writing teacher whose memoir of the 1930s recounted her experiences as an early feminist and communist, died of pneumonia Saturday in Boston at the age of 100.
Davis taught seminars on journal writing and autobiography for many years at Radcliffe, where she was teacher of the year in the 1990s. She continued to teach until shortly before her death.
In 1995 she published "Great Day Coming: A Memoir of the 1930s," which told of two of her four marriages -- including one to Claud Cockburn, the renowned radical British journalist -- and her romance with the Communist Party.
She also wrote short stories for magazines such as the New Yorker and published a collection in 1968 titled "The Dark Way to the Plaza."