Feature • Sarah Manguso
By high school I had a composition teacher, an ensemble teacher, a theory teacher, and a studio teacher, but what I really needed was a psychiatrist.
Out of guilt, I used to pretend to want to be a pianist. So much had already been given to me, and I didn’t know how to decline a gift.
Sarah Manguso’s books include The Two Kinds of Decay (Picador) and The Guardians (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Grant Books).
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