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The Opposite of Loneliness

Essays And Stories

By Marina Keegan, 1989-2012

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.

Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.

As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.

Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem­blage of Marina’s essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476753614


Format: Book
Author: Keegan, Marina, 1989-2012
Summary: "An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The opposite of loneliness : essays and stories / Marina Keegan.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. FICTION / Literary. LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays. Short stories, American -- 21st century. American essays -- 21st century.
Isbn: 9781476753614 (hardback) 147675361X (hardback)
Current Holds: 4
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System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 818.609 Kee
Oclc: 852226336
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Bib Id: 518984

Format: Book
Author: Keegan, Marina, 1989-2012.
Summary: "An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The opposite of loneliness : essays and stories / Marina Keegan.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Description: xxiii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.
Subjects: Short stories, American -- 21st century.
Subjects: American essays -- 21st century.
Genre: Short stories.
Other Title: Works. Selections
Contents: Introduction / by Anne Fadiman -- The opposite of loneliness -- Fiction: Cold pastoral ; Winter break ; Reading aloud ; The ingenue ; The Emerald City ; Baggage claim ; Hail, full of grace ; Sclerotherapy ; Challenger deep -- Nonfiction: Stability in motion ; Why we care about whales ; Against the grain ; Putting the "fun" back in eschatology ; I kill for money ; Even artichokes have doubts ; The art of observation ; Song for the special.
LCCN: 2013030131
ISBN: 9781476753614 (hardback)
ISBN: 147675361X (hardback)
Requests: 4
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 818.609 Kee