Hall of Mirrors

Many writers have published their diaries. Far fewer have published diaries about their diaries, as Sarah Manguso has done with her new book, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. A poet turned memoirist, Manguso has spent 25 years compulsively creating a life record of 800,000 words and counting. Her 2008 memoir, Two Kinds of Decay, was about her struggles with an autoimmune disease but really about how we write about disease. Her 2012 book The Guardians was about grieving the suicide of her friend but really about how we write about grief. Her work is characterized by a tough, lyrical self-scrutiny: an eye trying, at times exhaustingly, to look at itself. And now in Ongoingness, a meditation on diary keeping, she has turned her interest in writing about writing inside out. Continue reading at 'Slate'

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