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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 09/08/2018
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9781509883295