Ongoingness - The End of a Diary

Author(s): Sarah Manguso

Cultural Studies

'This small-sized book has immense power. Marvel at the clarity and fire.' Zadie SmithSarah Manguso kept a meticulous diary for twenty-five years. 'I wanted to end each day with a record of everything that had ever happened,' she explains. But this simple statement belies a terror that she might forget something, that she might miss something important. Maintaining that diary, of eight hundred thousand words, became a daily attempt to remember, to fix the passage of time. Then Manguso became pregnant and had a child, and these two events caused a monumental shift that changed her relationship to time and to mortality, and also to her diary. Ongoingness is a beautiful, daring, honest and shifting work that grapples with writing, motherhood and time.

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General Fields

  • : 9781509883295
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : August 2018
  • : --- length: - '17.8' width: - '11.1' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 96
  • : Sarah Manguso
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 814/.6