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The opposite of loneliness : essays and stories / Marina Keegan.


"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 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781476753614
  • ISBN: 147675361X
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / by Anne Fadiman -- Opposite of loneliness -- Fiction: Cold pastoral ; Winter break ; Reading aloud ; Ingenue ; 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 ; Art of observation ; Song for the special.
Subject: Short stories, American > 21st century.
American essays > 21st century.
Genre: Short stories.

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Scenic Regional.


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