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Ayn Rand (1905–1982)

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Ayn Rand, 1905 - 1982 Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated with highest honors in history from the University of Petrograd in 1924, and she came to the United States in 1926 with dreams of becoming a screenwriter. In näytä lisää 1929, she married actor Charles "Frank" O'Connor. After arriving in Hollywood, Rand was spotted by Cecil B. DeMille standing at the gate of his studio and gave her a job as an extra in King of Kings. She also worked as a script reader and a wardrobe girl and, in 1932, she sold Red Pawn to Universal Studios. In the 1950's, she returned to New York City where she hosted a Saturday night group she called "the collective." It was also during this time that Rand received a fan letter from a young man, Nathaniel Branden. She was impressed with his letter, and she wrote him back. Her correspondence with him eventually led to an affair that lasted over a decade. He became her chief spokesperson and codified the principles of her novels into a strict philosophical system (objectivism) and founded an institute bearing his name. Their affair ended in 1968 when Branden got involved with another one of Rand's disciples. According to Rand, people are inherently selfish and act only out of personal interest making a selfish act, a rational one. It is from this belief that her characters play out their lives. Rand's first novel was "We the Living" (1936) and was followed by "Anthem" (1938), "The Fountainhead" (1943), and "Atlas Shrugged" (1957). All four of her novels made the top ten of the controversial list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century. On March 6, 1982, Ayn Rand died in her New York City apartment. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Atlas Shrugged (1957) 22,258 kappaletta
The Fountainhead (1943) 19,082 kappaletta
Anthem (1938) 10,496 kappaletta
We the Living (1936) 4,119 kappaletta
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964) 2,513 kappaletta
Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982) 1,012 kappaletta
Night of January 16th (1934) 608 kappaletta
The Journals of Ayn Rand (1997) 240 kappaletta
Letters of Ayn Rand (1995) 177 kappaletta
The Ayn Rand Reader (1999) 170 kappaletta
Ideal (2015) 107 kappaletta
Three Plays (2005) 95 kappaletta
Atlas Shrugged: Part One (2014) — Tekijä — 49 kappaletta
The Fountainhead [1949 film] (2003) — Screenwriter/Original novel; Original book — 48 kappaletta
Ayn Rand Letter 1971-1976 (1979) 42 kappaletta
The Objectivist: 1966-1971 (1986) 42 kappaletta
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy (1999) 38 kappaletta
The Ayn Rand Sampler (2002) 33 kappaletta
Atlas Shrugged (Volume 1 of 2) (1957) 26 kappaletta
Atlas Shrugged (Vol. 2 of 2) (1957) 22 kappaletta
Russian Writings on Hollywood (1999) 19 kappaletta
Il tema. La rivolta di Atlante (2007) 18 kappaletta
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? [2014 film] (2015) — Tekijä — 18 kappaletta
Ayn Rand: The Playboy Interviews (1964) 15 kappaletta
Hymn (1983) 11 kappaletta
We The Living and Anthem (2000) 9 kappaletta
A Revolta de Atlas - V.2 (2019) 5 kappaletta
The Fountainhead (vol. 1 of 2) (1987) 5 kappaletta
Los que vivimos, Vol I (1900) 5 kappaletta
The End of the Road (2009) 4 kappaletta
Papers of Ayn Rand 3 kappaletta
The Moral Factor 3 kappaletta
The Objectivist Ethics (2011) 3 kappaletta
The Fountainhead (vol. 2 of 2) (2008) 3 kappaletta
Ben (1999) 3 kappaletta
Red Pawn (2021) 3 kappaletta
Global Balkanization 3 kappaletta
¡Vivir! (1901) 3 kappaletta
Kildens utspring 2 (1982) 3 kappaletta
Ayn Rand (Tapes) (1969) 2 kappaletta
Cultural Update 2 kappaletta
The Objectivist 2 kappaletta
Ego 2 kappaletta
What is Capitalism? (1965) 2 kappaletta
Is Atlas Shrugging? 2 kappaletta
Bencilligin Erdemi (2022) 2 kappaletta
Ihtiyacimiz Olan Felsefe (2022) 2 kappaletta
The Meaning of Money 2 kappaletta
Yasamak Istiyorum-We The Living (2003) 2 kappaletta
Screen Guide for Americans (2012) 2 kappaletta
A Virtude Do Egoísmo (2023) 1 kappale
İdeal 1 kappale
16 Ocak Gecesi 1 kappale
Atlas Vazgeçti - 3.Kitap (2021) 1 kappale
Atlas Vazgeçti - 2.Kitap (2021) 1 kappale
Gimn: [: ] (2009) 1 kappale
HIMN 1 kappale
BURIMI I JETES 1 kappale
Atlas Vazgeçti - 1.Kitap (2021) 1 kappale
The Roots of War 1 kappale
Think Twice 1 kappale
Good Copy 1 kappale
Escort 1 kappale
The Moratorium on Brains (1971) 1 kappale
Yeni Entelektüel Icin (2022) 1 kappale
Obras completas 1 kappale
Источник 1 kappale
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1999) 1 kappale
Para el nuevo intelectual (2023) 1 kappale
Meaning of Money (1984) 1 kappale
Apollo and Dionysis (1993) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack (2012) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Calumet "K" (1901) — Johdanto, eräät painokset59 kappaletta
Ayn Rand's Anthem: The Graphic Novel (2011) — Original author — 55 kappaletta

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Ayn Rand, Legacy Libraries (heinäkuu 2014)
Ayn Rand, Political Conservatives (toukokuu 2012)


One can not really write a short review on this book if it ended with 5 stars. But one also can not write everything about this book without writing another book. I have pages and pages of handwritten text that I someday will put to use...

...but for now everything is simple: this book is about ideas as clock is about time. There is no other use for clock except idea of time and everything that comes with it. So is the book. Really that simple. It objectifies everyone and everything. To the point of been mechanical. And it's about mechanics too! About that steel-cage concrete philosophical building that rises to the sky in one single move. Everything is definitive. Steel-cage of story structure, apartments of world scenes, furniture of characters... it's as beautiful as one construction can be. Almost blinding...

...and there is love.

The love... Love. There is no simple words describing love in this book. Except word "love". Very not for everyone love. It is mechanical and objectified of course. Also it is grand and steel strong. It is in the whole building, it is in the matter of the book.

And the characters, they are cogs and springs, they are movers and counters, they are parts that make whole, they unique and exist as one. There is absolutely no character development whatsoever, there is no need in one. There is no place for doubts, there is only certainty. There is just this sound of steel beams smashing together, there is this sound of big industrial hammers smashing ideas into matter. There is this sound of beating heart of the machine.

Imagine you sitting in Bugatti Veyron, imagine you pushing pedal and open throttle to release all that thousand wild horses into this world. There is a very clear line between people who going there with whole heart no mind technicalities, and the people who don't care because it's just a car.

There is no one side to this book. There is good. There is bad.

But personally I don't give a damn. I'm in love.
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WorkLastDay | 391 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 17, 2023 |
I'm big fan of dystopian novels. My personal opinion on this one-and you can take it or leave I could care less--is to read it and then decide whether it meant anything to you. It's 106 pages. Pretty short I'd say.

It's simply written, but don't let the simplicity fool you. It's one of those books that makes you think, if you give it the chance to do so, and analyze the current state of our society. Some of the passages mirror what goes on daily in our present day humanity. It's also interesting to see the evolution of the main protagonist.

As a feminist at heart (don't judge me), I can see what the author did with the secondary character. In my opinion, I don't believe that the intention was to cause a Feminist riot, but I can see what the author was intending on portraying with the characters.

Honestly, don't let my review or other reviews cloud your judgment or inclination of wanting to discover this book for yourself. Take a chance. You might be surprised :)
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KrabbyPattyCakes | 205 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 3, 2023 |
A staggering portrait of emptiness. If only someone had remembered to tell the author.

Atlas Shrugged is breathtaking empty. Devoid of morality, depleted of literary skill, deprived of sensible plot, deserted of dialogue. Philosophy textbooks disguised as novels are rarely appealing, but especially not when the underlying philosophy is so absurd. Like much throat-slitting libertarianism (which Rand chose to call "objectivism"), the views make minimal sense in regard to their actions, but make no sense whatsoever in regard to the consequences of those actions. Take a few logical steps down the line and see what kind of world you'll end up in if you follow these instructions.

(If you're reading this on the cusp of the 2020s, you won't have to do too much guessing; Rand's principles underwrite some of our most prominent world politicians and thinkers.)

Run. Take your children and your pets, grab that wad of cash from under grandma's mattress, and head for the hills. A world awaits you there of kindness and compassion, and - for that matter - genuine literature. Maybe you'll enjoy [a:Lawrence Durrell|8166|Lawrence Durrell|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1463722118p2/8166.jpg] or [a:Sally Rooney|15860970|Sally Rooney|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1534007127p2/15860970.jpg]? Perhaps you're a [a:Toni Morrison|3534|Toni Morrison|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1494211316p2/3534.jpg] type, a [a:Kazuo Ishiguro|4280|Kazuo Ishiguro|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1424906625p2/4280.jpg] acolyte, mad for [a:John Barth|8113|John Barth|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1222685060p2/8113.jpg] or eager for [a:George Eliot|173|George Eliot|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1596202587p2/173.jpg]. Whatever you choose, it's got to be better than this. As Robinson Jeffers famously said, "when the cities lie at the monster's feet, there are left the mountains".
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therebelprince | 391 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
This was another reread for me and I had to bring it down a star. I still "sort of" agree with the message but the main reason though that I dropped it down to 4 stars is that as I have gotten older I no longer feel like being preached at.
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everettroberts | 391 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2023 |


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