Search Results: "Ayn Rand"


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THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand
Released: April 15, 1943

"A contemporary novel."
This is almost a first rate novel. Read full book review >

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ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
Released: Oct. 10, 1957

"It is not a book that leaves one unscathed."
One finds oneself virtually under an indefinable compulsion to keep reading once caught in the mesh of sheer story telling as Ayn Rand weaves the strands of her fantasy. Read full book review >

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ANTHEM by Ayn Rand
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A Rand primer with pictures."
A graphic novel for devotees of Ayn Rand. Read full book review >

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"This is for the faithful only—those who flaunt dollar signs rather than sense."
In these papers collected from her cultist Objectivist News-Letter, the white goddess of laissez-faire capitalism continues the fervent dialogue between herself and those minds most at ease in the 19th century. 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 >

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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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THE ROMANTIC MANIFESTO by Ayn Rand
Released: Nov. 24, 1969

These are articles from Miss Rand's publication, The Objectivist (cf. earlier political essays from the same provenance - Capitalism: also The Virtue of Selfishness) and once again there are the same deep contralto pronunciamentos. Read full book review >

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IDEAL by Ayn Rand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"The two versions, though, are useful to students of Rand's work—and there's a dissertation waiting in her use of the stilted possessive. Otherwise, a mere curio."

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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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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: 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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"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 >