The Gist

Sarah Manguso’s Words to Live By

The author and poet writes aphorisms for modern times in her new book 300 Arguments.

Author Sarah Manguso

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Only a fire can prove what survives a fire. Well, no, says Sarah Manguso. It only proves what would survive that fire. Manguso, an essayist and poet, offers modern wisdom and witticisms in her new book 300 Arguments.

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