300 Arguments, the most recent book by poet and essayist Sarah Manguso, is marketed as a collection of essays, but that genre isn’t quite accurate. Neither, though, is poetry or fiction. Some reviews have referred to the book as a collection of “fragments,” another wrong word. Manguso has written, just as the title suggests, 300 arguments that, despite their length—often no more than two or three sentences—are complete cases. Originally, the book included seven sections, with the seven section titles […]
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sarah Manguso’s new book, interviews with Lauren Elkin and Geoff Dyer, and more.
In our afternoon reading, thoughts on Robert Lopez’s new novel, interviews with Sarah Manguso and Mila Jaroniec, and more.
Morning Bites: Toni Morrison, Sarah Manguso Nonfiction, Charlie Jane Anders Fiction, John Langan Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Toni Morrison, new writing from Charlie Jane Anders and Sarah Manguso, and more.
Morning Bites: Jami Attenberg on New Orleans, Sarah Manguso Interviewed, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Hua Hsu on Leon Neyfakh, and More
In our morning reading: Jami Attenberg talks New Orleans, Chastity Belt on humor in music, a profile of Kelly Sue DeConnick, and much more.
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso Graywolf Press; 104 p. Sometimes queen of heavy darkness, sometimes of blinding light, Sarah Manguso, author of two poetry collections, a short story collection, and two memoirs (Two Kinds of Decay and The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend), presents her third memoir Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, the story of her compulsive journaling, which ended with the birth of her son. Her starring, dazzlingly complex subjects are time, mortality, […]
Weekend Bites: Saul Bellow on Fiction, Leslie Jamison on Chris Kraus, Sarah Manguso, “The Best of the Best Show” Reviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: a Saul Bellow essay from 1962, an interview with Sarah Manguso, Leslie Jamison on Chris Kraus, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Geek Love” at 25, Jem Cohen Profiled, Sarah Manguso, Catherine Lacey and Leslie Jamison Converse, and More
In our afternoon reading: Leslie Jamison and Catherine Lacey in conversation, a new issue of Storychord, Joseph Riippi on Sarah Manguso, “Geek Love” at 25, and more.