ONGOINGESS by Sarah Manguso

Posted on January 28, 2015 in Literary News
ONGOINGESS by Sarah Manguso

Sarah Manguso’s ONGOINGNESS is a Staff Pick by the Paris Review, which said, “A bold, elegant, and honest confrontation of a diarist’s motivations and neuroses. In tight, economical prose, Manguso chronicles the pathology of her obsessive journaling and the constellation of influences—memory, motherhood, age, marriage—that fueled her writing and ultimately rendered her exhaustive recording no longer necessary.

Ongoingness reads variously as an addict’s testimony, a confession, a celebration, an elegy. Manguso dismantles the assumptions of compulsive diarists, those who frantically record in order to remember.” Graywolf will publish the book on March 3, 2015.

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