Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
Manguso, Sarah
Sarah 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. Please note: edition and cover image may differ from that shown.
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