Ongoingness : the End of a Diary, Hardback Book

Ongoingness : the End of a Diary Hardback


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:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9781509883295



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