Search Results: "Ayn"


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LETTERS OF AYN RAND by Ayn Rand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1995

"Objectivists will find much reinforcement in this volume; more objective readers may find it truly depressing."
These letters by novelist (The Fountainhead, not reviewed, etc.), political thinker, and all-around, self-described ``intellectual egotist'' Rand (190582) prove oddly revealing of their peculiar, indomitable author. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 1984

"Unselective and adoring: for Rand disciples only, though a curious few may want to browse a bit."
Nearly 400 pages never intended for publication - assembled and fulsomely introduced by Rand's longtime protégé. Read full book review >

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AYN RAND by Jeff Britting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"A useful primer for readers wanting to understand Rand's influence (today largely confined to conservative undergraduates)."
A glancing—and incomplete—biography of the novelist, borscht-barrel philosopher, and egotist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A scrupulous and sobering investigation, vital for our times."
Weiss (Wall Street Versus America, 2006, etc.) jumps headfirst into the complex socio-cultural maelstrom that was Ayn Rand, spotlighting her allies, enemies, nemeses and acolytes. Read full book review >

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THE AYN RAND CULT by Jeff Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Walker's exposÇ is a bit too shrill, repetitive, and even snide to rise persuasively above the people he describes—but he does convey vividly the frightful mess that was Ayn Rand."
Much adored and much reviled, Ayn Rand finds no sympathy at the hands of Canadian investigative journalist Walker. Read full book review >

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JOURNALS OF AYN RAND by David Harriman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"This volume reveals not only how strong conclusions can flow from trumping fact with fiction, but also why Rand seemed to be living on another planet."
Both those inspired and those irritated by Rand's radical individualism will find support for their response in her journals. Read full book review >

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AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A treatment sometimes vitiated by the author's affection for her subject, but the most thorough we're likely to see until Rand's papers become more accessible."
The long career and cluttered personal life of the writer who said she owed no philosophical debts to anyone but Aristotle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Far too arcane and cumbersome to enthrall most fans of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but deserves a place on the lengthening shelf of books about the influential Rand's accomplishments and character."
In the "heroic-capitalist" novelist's centenary year, prosecuting attorney Valliant skillfully cross-examines two previous biographers' accounts of her tumultuous love affair with a younger man. Read full book review >

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THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS by Ayn Rand
Released: Nov. 29, 1965

"Her style is a decidedly peremptory one anyway but perhaps this is the only stance she can take in view of the intractability of her material."
This is a collection of 19 short essays which have appeared in The Objectivist Newsletter. 15 of the essays are by Ayn Rand, 4 by Nathaniel Brandon and they are devoted to explaining the "Objectivist" attitude towards such subjects as the nature of man, self-sacrifice, racism, mental health, the role of government, socialism and other questions of an ethical nature. Read full book review >

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"Miss Rand is primarily a novelist and it is in this genre that she is safest - and presumably most popular."
Ayn Rand has gathered around herself an extraordinarily loyal complement of admirers - one might almost say a "cult" has been built. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 12, 1988

"Prickly, well-articulated polemic, at times persuasive, at times infuriating: prime Rand."
A provocative collection of speeches and essays by the controversial Rand (d. 1982; author of Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: April 7, 1936

"Sell to those who want to know what life in Soviet Russia is like — to those who still believe in the rights of the individual to how out his own pattern."
Is it fair to say that this is a novel of Soviet Russia that those who generally dislike novels of Soviet Russia will like? Read full book review >