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300 Arguments: Essays Audiobook

300 Arguments: Essays

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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayists.

There will come a time when people decide you've had enough of your grief, and they'll try to take it away from you.

Bad art is from no one to no one.

Am I happy? Damned if I know, but give me a few minutes and I'll tell you whether you are.

Thank heaven I don't have my friends' problems. But sometimes I notice an expression on one of their faces that I recognize as secret gratitude.

I read sad stories to inoculate myself against grief. I watch action movies to identify with the quick-witted heroes. Both the same fantasy: I'll escape the worst of it.

- from 300 Arguments

A "Proustian minimalist on the order of Lydia Davis" (Kirkus Reviews), Sarah Manguso is one of the finest literary artists at work today. To hear her work is to witness acrobatic acts of compression in the service of extraordinary psychological and spiritual insight.

300 Arguments, a foray into the frontier of contemporary nonfiction writing, is at first glance a group of unrelated aphorisms. But, as in the work of David Markson, the pieces reveal themselves as a masterful arrangement that steadily gathers power. Manguso's arguments about desire, ambition, relationships, and failure are pithy, unsentimental, and defiant, and they add up to an unexpected and renegade wisdom literature.

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    I'd love it if there were more books like this to listen to. Every single essay is awesome and thoughtful.

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    We need more essay collections in audio. Made me reconsider a lot. Thank you, Sarah Manguso.

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    I loved this. So informative and cool. Like a smack in the head. I wish everyone heard this. RECOMMEND!

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    "AWESOME ESSAYS!"
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    I'd never heard of Sarah Manguso, but man-oh-man, these are awesome. RECOMMEND TO ALL!

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    Love this author's work. Listened to them on the way to work and I feel better about existence now. Awesome essays.

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    Listened in one sitting and absolutely loved it. Intense and concise. I absolutely loved Sarah Manguso's delivery.


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    "Super cool essays and great quality"

    Great audiobook. Killer essays. More from Sarah Manguso! I don't know why there aren't more audiobooks like this.

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    It was great listening to this book, I hope there will be another! I will read again soon.

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    "These essays are incredible"

    Approachable and enlightening. Loved it. Great read by the author. I wish there were more audiobooks like this.

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