Marina Keegan was a writer of short stories, personal essays, social commentary, poems, and plays: a literary pentathlete. She grew up in Wayland, Massachusetts. At Yale, Marina was an English major and a Writing Concentrator. Her words could make you want to shake your fist and march with her to save the whales, support the Dream Act, stand up for same-sex marriage, and elect the next.
This book’s title essay, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” was Marina’s final message to her college classmates, distributed in a special edition of the Yale Daily News at the 2012 Commencement exercises. After her death in a car accident five days after she graduated magna cum laude, her words of inspiration resounded around the globe, receiving 1.4 million hits in 98 countries and.
Keegan answered to the titles author, playwright, journalist, actor and activist, among others, while attending Yale. Her final essay for the Yale Daily News from which this book’s title derives received 1.4 million views across 98 countries in her death’s wake. Its beauty, spirit and wonder burn on the page. “We don’t have a word for.Learn More
While she was a student at Yale, Marina Keegan was the shiny, successful person everyone wishes they could be like. Yet, in a dazzling essay called Song for the Special, she writes about her jealousy towards every other person who appeared to be more successful than her. In the eponymous essay, The Opposite of Loneliness, she mentions private insecurities too. She discreetly points out that we.Learn More
Marina Keegan was a bright Yale graduate who wrote plays, poems, short stories, and essays; she had a job lined up at the New Yorker. In 2012, Keegan died when her boyfriend, driving to her family’s home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, fell asleep at the wheel and flipped the car. She was only 22. The danger with a posthumous collection like The Opposite of Loneliness is that its value will be.Learn More
In autumn 2011 Marina Keegan, a precociously gifted English major at Yale who was being mentored by the eminent scholar Harold Bloom, published an essay in the college newspaper. “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” (the whimsical title suggests the influence of David Foster Wallace or George Saunders) was about the career choices of elite Ivy League graduates. Keegan, who also wrote and acted in.Learn More
Marina Keegan was many things — political organizer, actress, camp counselor, debate champion, Yale honors graduate — but she was above all a writer. At ease in fiction and nonfiction, she had.Learn More
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Stability in Motion by Marina Keegan Descriptive Writing Biggie expressed his identity through his poetry. Marina Keegan expresses her identity through her prized possession: her 1990 Camry Toyota. In this descriptive essay, Marina describes her car as a representation of her personality and her life. She appeals to all the senses as she describes the sounds, smells, feelings, appearance and.Learn More
In August, a musical that Keegan wrote will be staged in New York City as part of The New York International Fringe Festival, fellow 2012 Yale graduate and project collaborator Mark Sonnenblick said.Learn More
Marina Keegan was as successful as it is possible for a student hoping for a literary career to be when she graduated Yale University in 2012. Just short of pulling a Zadie Smith (publishers fighting over your unfinished novel before you graduate), she had been published in the New York Times, on NewYorker.com, won awards for her plays and had a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. She was.Learn More
The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of stories written by a young talent, Marina Keegan, whose life was lost before she could accomplish a lot of her dreams and start her job at The New Yorker magazine. Five days after her graduation from Yale University, Keegan was killed in a car accident. Ready to take on the world and make her mark, one wonders what she could have accomplished with.Learn More
Marina Keegan (1989-2012) was an award-winning author, journalist, playwright, actress and activist. Her final essay for The Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” became an instant global sensation, viewed by more than 1.4 million people from 98 nations. Her play Utility Monster opened the Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theater 2013 season; her musical, Independents, was a New York.Learn More
The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). 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.Learn More