Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2009-10 ISBN :0451947673 Pages :0 pages Rating :4.4/5 (519 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book Ayn Rand written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In two novels, an architect takes drastic action after someone changes the plans for one of his buildings, and government leaders seeking control over all business become frantic as leaders from industrial companies suddenly disappear.
Publisher :New American Library Release Date :2005 ISBN : Pages :760 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book The Fountainhead written by Ayn Rand and published by New American Library. This book was released on 2005 with total page 760 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Tells the story of a gifted architect, his struggle against conventional standards, and his violent love affair.
Publisher :Penguin Modern Classics Release Date :2007 ISBN :9780141188621 Pages :727 pages Rating :4.1/5 (886 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book The Fountainhead written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin Modern Classics. This book was released on 2007 with total page 727 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Her first major literary success, Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is an exalted view of her Objectivist philosophy, portraying a visionary artist struggling against the dull, conformist dogma of his peers; a book of ambition, power, gold and love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Architect Howard Roark is as unyielding as the granite he blasts to build with. Defying the conventions of the world around him, he embraces a battle over two decades against a double-dealing crew of rivals who will stop at nothing to bring him down. These include, perhaps most troublesome of all, the ambitious Dominique Francon, who may just prove to be Roarke's equal. This epic story of money, power and a man's struggle to succeed on his own terms is a paean to individualism and humanity's creative potential. First published in 1943, The Fountainhead introduced millions to Rand's philosophy of Objectivism: an uncompromising defence of self-interest as the engine of progress, and a jubilant celebration of man's creative potential. Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working as a screenwriter, Rand moved to New York City in 1951 and published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. Her novels espoused what came to be called Objectivism, a philosophy that champions capitalism and the pre-eminence of the individual. If you enjoued The Fountainhead, you might like Rand's Atlas Shrugged, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'In The Fountainhead power, greed, life's grandeur flow hot and red in thrilling descriptions'London Review of Books 'Ayn Rand is a writer of great power... she writes brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly' The New York Times
Publisher :Lexington Books Release Date :2007 ISBN :9780739115787 Pages :368 pages Rating :4.1/5 (157 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead by Robert Mayhew:
Download or read book Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead written by Robert Mayhew and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider.
Publisher :Lexington Books Release Date :2009 ISBN :0739127799 Pages :532 pages Rating :4.7/5 (391 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged by Robert Mayhew:
Download or read book Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged written by Robert Mayhew and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the novel's creation, publication, and reception; its nature as a romantic novel; and its presentation of a radical new philosophy.
Publisher :E P Dutton Release Date :1992 ISBN : Pages :1168 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book Atlas Shrugged written by Ayn Rand and published by E P Dutton. This book was released on 1992 with total page 1168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as an heroic being
Publisher :National Geographic Books Release Date :2005-04-21 ISBN :0525948929 Pages :0 pages Rating :4.5/5 (259 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Ed. HC) by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Ed. HC) written by Ayn Rand and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2005-04-21 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.
Publisher :Penn State Press Release Date :2010-11-01 ISBN :9780271043296 Pages :432 pages Rating :4.0/5 (432 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand by Mimi Reisel Gladstein:
Download or read book Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand written by Mimi Reisel Gladstein and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Release Date :2012-10-01 ISBN :1409485285 Pages :432 pages Rating :4.4/5 (94 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged by Professor Edward W Younkins:
Download or read book Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged written by Professor Edward W Younkins and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2012-10-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, Atlas Shrugged is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system – metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Atlas Shrugged's publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2017-03-17 ISBN :136583154X Pages :59 pages Rating :4.3/5 (658 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Anthem by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book Anthem written by Ayn Rand and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-03-17 with total page 59 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Dystopian Science Fiction It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone. We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so. May we be forgiven! But this is not the only sin upon us. We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name. What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it. It is dark here. The flame of the candle stands still in the air. Nothing moves in this tunnel save our hand on the paper. We are alone here under the earth. It is a fearful word, alone. The laws say that none among men may be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and...
Publisher : Release Date :1989-07 ISBN : Pages :100 pages Rating :4./5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Spy by :
Download or read book Spy written by and published by . This book was released on 1989-07 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Smart. Funny. Fearless."It's pretty safe to say that Spy was the most influential magazine of the 1980s. It might have remade New York's cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was cruel, brilliant, beautifully written and perfectly designed, and feared by all. There's no magazine I know of that's so continually referenced, held up as a benchmark, and whose demise is so lamented" --Dave Eggers. "It's a piece of garbage" --Donald Trump.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :1963-12-01 ISBN :1101137681 Pages :224 pages Rating :4.1/5 (11 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book For the New Intellectual written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1963-12-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Here is Ayn Rand’s first non-fiction work—a challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the “atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion” that they create. As incisive and relevant today as it was sixty years ago, this book presents the essentials of Ayn Rand’s philosophy “for those who wish to acquire an integrated view of existence.” In the title essay, she offers an analysis of Western culture, discusses the causes of its progress, its decline, its present bankruptcy, and points the road to an intellectual renaissance. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy—and ethic of rational self-interest—that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice. The fundamentals of this morality—"a philosophy for living on Earth"—are here vibrantly set forth by the spokesman for a new class, For the New Intellectual.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2005-04-05 ISBN :1101137673 Pages :528 pages Rating :4.1/5 (11 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Early Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book The Early Ayn Rand written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-04-05 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction—including her previously unpublished short story The Night King—ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead.
Publisher :Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date :2017-11-09 ISBN :9781979562126 Pages :116 pages Rating :4.5/5 (621 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Everything You Need to Know about Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead by Charles River Editors:
Download or read book Everything You Need to Know about Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead written by Charles River Editors and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Includes an introduction with a short biography about Ayn Rand. Comprehensively explains Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, and the plots, characters, themes, symbols, and philosophy of Rand's classic novels. Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand The seminal events in Ayn Rand's life occurred when she witnessed firsthand the Bolshevik Revolution and the ultimate Communist victory as a teenager. Rand's experience with the maelstrom of this revolutionary zeal and cultural breakdown greatly contributed toward the formation of Rand's philosophy of objectivism, individualism and anti-religious ideas. During her last year of high school, she was introduced to the history of the United States and immediately decided to make America her model of what an ideal society should look like. Rand came to the United States as a young woman for a visit in 1925, and, as fate would have it, she never returned to Russia. When Rand first embarked on writing The Fountainhead, her first major literary success, she intended to deliver a book that incorporated her philosophies on 20th century society while telling a story that was less politically inclined than her initial novel, We the Living, which was set in post-revolutionary Russia and promoted her tough, unwavering stand against communism. In The Fountainhead, Rand took many of the seeds of individualism that she sowed in We the Living, enhancing and heightening them into her new book's dominant theme. The Fountainhead clearly represents Rand's disdain for and rejection of the notion of collectivism, and holds not merely individualism but also objectivism, a philosophy attributed to the writer herself, as components critical to man's ideal state. Her objectivist posture, given its basic foundation in self-service and the belief that the pursuit of one's own happiness alone reigns supreme over any other human activity, was certainly polarizing. Supporters claimed that it was a natural progression from existentialism, while opponents asserted that it was systematically self-interested and therefore bordered on amorality. Rand began her most famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, in 1946. The novel consumed her, and in 1951, she moved back to New York City to devote herself to its completion. Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957 and is still considered her greatest work, as it touches upon a variety of social and philosophical topics such as metaphysics and epistemology while addressing the more "pop culture" areas of sex and politics. The book also sealed her association with the philosophical concept of Objectivism, which she called a methodology for "living on earth." The Objectivism movement caught fire, inspiring Rand to establish Objectivist periodicals from 1962 to 1976. Though Atlas Shrugged had been a popular title when Ayn Rand published it in 1957, it's quite possible that the only reference to it that many Americans heard before 2009 came from the hit series Mad Men. However, this staple of conservative and libertarian reader took on new life as the new Obama Administration sought to use government resources to fix financial problems. In 2009, with the global economy hemorrhaging jobs, and Western governments pouring hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money to "bail out" troubled financial firms and large companies, frustrated people and political analysts turned to a book written over 50 years earlier as a guide out of the abyss. With Ayn Rand and her work as relevant as ever, Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead will get you caught up quickly on Rand's classic novels.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2015-07-07 ISBN :0698183975 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.6/5 (981 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ideal by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book Ideal written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-07-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED In print for the first time ever, author and philosopher Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal. Originally conceived as a novel, but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal—a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, their reactions a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking. Ideal was written in 1934 as a novel, but Ayn Rand thought the theme of the piece would be better realized as a play and put the novel aside. Now, both versions of Ideal are available for the first time ever to the millions of Ayn Rand fans around the world, giving them a unique opportunity to explore the creative process of Rand as she wrote first a book, then a play, and the differences between the two. INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD PEIKOFF
Publisher :University Press of Kentucky Release Date :2006-05-12 ISBN :081314132X Pages :712 pages Rating :4.8/5 (131 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review With Amusement for All by LeRoy Ashby:
Download or read book With Amusement for All written by LeRoy Ashby and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2006-05-12 with total page 712 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Popular culture is a central part of everyday life to many Americans. Personalities such as Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan are more recognizable to many people than are most elected officials. With Amusement for All is the first comprehensive history of two centuries of mass entertainment in the United States, covering everything from the penny press to Playboy, the NBA to NASCAR, big band to hip hop, and other topics including film, comics, television, sports, dance, and music. Paying careful attention to matters of race, gender, class, technology, economics, and politics, LeRoy Ashby emphasizes the complex ways in which popular culture simultaneously reflects and transforms American culture, revealing that the world of entertainment constantly evolves as it tries to meet the demands of a diverse audience. Trends in popular entertainment often reveal the tensions between competing ideologies, appetites, and values in American society. For example, in the late nineteenth century, Americans embraced "self-made men" such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie: the celebrities of the day were circus tycoons P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey, Wild West star "Buffalo Bill" Cody, professional baseball organizer Albert Spalding, and prizefighter John L. Sullivan. At the same time, however, several female performers challenged traditional notions of weak, frail Victorian women. Adah Isaacs Menken astonished crowds by wearing tights that made her appear nude while performing dangerous stunts on horseback, and the shows of the voluptuous burlesque group British Blondes often centered on provocative images of female sexual power and dominance. Ashby describes how history and politics frequently influence mainstream entertainment. When Native Americans, blacks, and other non-whites appeared in the nineteenth-century circuses and Wild West shows, it was often to perpetuate demeaning racial stereotypes -- crowds jeered Sitting Bull at Cody's shows. By the early twentieth century, however, black minstrel acts reveled in racial tensions, reinforcing stereotypes while at the same time satirizing them and mocking racist attitudes before a predominantly white audience. Decades later, Red Foxx and Richard Pryor's profane comedy routines changed American entertainment. The raw ethnic material of Pryor's short-lived television show led to a series of African-American sitcoms in the 1980s that presented common American experiences -- from family life to college life -- with black casts. Mainstream entertainment has often co-opted and sanitized fringe amusements in an ongoing process of redefining the cultural center and its boundaries. Social control and respectability vied with the bold, erotic, sensational, and surprising, as entrepreneurs sought to manipulate the vagaries of the market, control shifting public appetites, and capitalize on campaigns to protect public morals. Rock 'n Roll was one such fringe culture; in the 1950s, Elvis blurred gender norms with his androgynous style and challenged conventions of public decency with his sexually-charged performances. By the end of the 1960s, Bob Dylan introduced the social consciousness of folk music into the rock scene, and The Beatles embraced hippie counter-culture. Don McLean's 1971 anthem "American Pie" served as an epitaph for rock's political core, which had been replaced by the spectacle of hard rock acts such as Kiss and Alice Cooper. While Rock 'n Roll did not lose its ability to shock, in less than three decades it became part of the established order that it had originally sought to challenge. With Amusement for All provides the context to what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships between social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the way in which the entertainment world has reflected, refracted, or reinforced the values those forces represent in America.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2011-09-06 ISBN :110153933X Pages :193 pages Rating :4.1/5 (15 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ayn Rand Novel Collection by Ayn Rand:
Download or read book Ayn Rand Novel Collection written by Ayn Rand and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-09-06 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Ayn Rand Novel CollectionAyn RandTwo landmark epics from the famed philosopher and “a writer of great power” (The New York Times Book Review), The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged explore themes of individuality, freedom, and fascism and feature two of Ayn Rand’s most famous characters, Howard Roark and John Galt.The FountainheadAtlas Shrugged