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By Sarah Manguso

A brilliant philosophical research of the problem of dwelling within the current, by way of a super practitioner of the recent essay

In her 3rd booklet, which maintains to outline the contours of the modern essay, Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has saved for twenty-five years. “I desired to finish every day with a list of every little thing that had ever happened,” she explains. yet this straightforward assertion belies a fear that she may possibly fail to remember anything, that she may well pass over whatever very important. protecting that diary, now 800,000 phrases, had develop into, until eventually lately, one of those non secular practice.
Then Manguso turned pregnant and had a toddler, and those Copernican occasions generated an amnesia that positioned her right into a assorted dating with the necessity to record herself amid ongoing time.
Ongoingness is a spare, meditative paintings that stands in stark distinction to the volubility of the diary—it is a haunting account of mortality and impermanence, of ways we fight to discover readability within the chaos of time that rushes round and over and during us.

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I didn’t mention anything about Don getting the title, though, because if I did and it didn’t happen, Don would have been mad at Jim for making a promise that he didn’t keep. ” You know how sometimes people say something to you and it rubs you the wrong way? For some reason, Jim saying “when I’m through with you” rubbed me the wrong way. He probably didn’t mean anything by it, and I didn’t say anything, but it definitely stuck out to me. After I found Don, I explained the situation, telling him, “Jim wants to make you the World Heavyweight Champion.

Of course, I completely ignored the fact that I was one, myself! Then, Jim had me go out to do an interview with Sam, and as soon as I mentioned the word “wog,” Sam reprimanded me, saying, “You shouldn’t be talking like that! ” Sam was married to a beautiful Hungarian woman, and everyone knew it, because he would always talk about her on TV. As soon as I called his wife a “wog,” Sam slapped me and walked off the set. The following week, Sam was in the midst of apologizing for his actions when I stormed out and yelled, “You were scared to death of me last week!

If we had picked the 12th or the 4th, I would have forgotten it every year, because I was never good at details unless it involved business. Dusty and The Spoiler were partners for quite awhile, and we all became tight friends. However, in late 1968, Dusty left to Kansas City, where he formed a tag team with Dick Murdoch called The Texas Outlaws. They were both Texas boys, and it seems wherever Texans go they eventually find each other. The Texas Outlaws made a great name for themselves in Kansas City, and I’m very proud of what Dusty went on to accomplish in wrestling.

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