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Using placid, plainspoken speech, Ongoingness 'sees through the surface to the depths,' as Virginia Woolf, another time-traveler, once put it. Manguso's alchemy here is to turn an homage to missing excess (her unprinted diary) into a work suffused with its own fullness and gravity -- Maggie Nelson The memoir form is shaken up and reinvented in this brilliant meditation on time and record-keeping. Ongoingnessis a short book but there's nothing small about it. Sarah Manguso covers vast territory with immense subtlety and enviable wit. -- Jenny Offill After I had my son I looked everywhere for a book that might serve as some kind of mirror. I bought so many silly books. Now I see what the problem was: I wanted a book about time--about mortality. I can't think of a writer who is at once so formally daring and so rigorously uncompromising as Sarah Manguso. Ongoingness is an incredibly elegant, wise book, and I loved it. -- Miranda July The need for comfort through language is implicit - and sometimes explicit - in Manguso's work. A good aphorism will comfort: you might want to stick it on the fridge - or in your memory. Although she claims to have no fondness for beginnings and endings, her fear of formlessness is apparent. Perhaps she seized on the aphorism as a form of elegant punctuation, a new way to stop time with the (in every sense) arresting line. Both books are written in protest at the void and in fear of insignificance. * Observer * Reading Sarah Manguso is destroying me from the inside out. -- Carmen Maria Machado, author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i> If there were a literary equivalent of the debate as to who is the best pound-for-pound boxer currently fighting, then word for word, Sarah Manguso's 300 Arguments - weighing in at a mere ninety pages - would surely emerge as one of the smartest and most stimulating books of recent years. -- Geoff Dyer Every era has its wise aphorist. Sarah Manguso is ours and joins Marcus Aurelius, Thomas a Kempis, Montaigne. -- Edmund White
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Sarah Manguso is the author of 300 Arguments, Ongoingness, The Guardians, The Two Kinds of Decay, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, Siste Viator, and The Captain Lands in Paradise. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize, and her books have been translated into Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Her poems have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in four editions of the Best American Poetry series, and her essays have appeared in in Harper's, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine, and the Paris Review. She has taught graduate and undergraduate writing at institutions including Columbia, NYU, Princeton, Scripps College, and the University of Iowa. She lives in Los Angeles.