Sarah Manguso





Sarah Manguso


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Sarah Manguso (b. 1974) is an American writer and poet. In 2007, she was awarded the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), was reviewed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and named a 2008 "Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Her poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, Boston Review, The London Review of Books, McSweeney’s, The New Republic, and The Paris Review, and twice in the Best American Poetry series. She was the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton in 2003–2004, and has been awarded fellowships at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, Yaddo, and MacDowell Colony, and a
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Ongoingness: The End of a D...

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The Two Kinds of Decay

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300 Arguments: Essays

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The Guardians: An Elegy for...

3.89 avg rating — 523 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Captain Lands in Paradise

4.03 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2002
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Siste Viator

3.84 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2006
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Hard to Admit, Harder to Es...

3.98 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Finally

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“Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us — by taking everything.”
Sarah Manguso, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary

“You can't learn from remembering. You can't learn from guessing. You can learn only from moving forward at the rate you are moved, as brightness into brightness.”
Sarah Manguso

“Everything that happens is the last time it happens. We see things only as their own fatal brightness and there is nothing after that brightness.”
Sarah Manguso

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