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Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on Ayn Rand ‘s Work in Movies

Ayn Rand was a noted novelist and philosopher that created the objectivist movement. Movies have been based on her literary works and more are planned. However, many do not realize that Rand also worked as a screenwriter, playwright, editor, and even an actress before findingsuccess in her literary works. Her Hollywood Start Rand moved to […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on Ayn Rand: Political Perspectives and Influence Today

Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged while published in 1957, reads eerily similar to the current political and social climate within the United States of America. Many have noted she prophesized the economic downfall of 2008 with her novel set in a parallel dystopian American. The effect of her novels, her philosophy of objectivism, and […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on Ayn Rand and Her Influence as an Icon Today

As the author of books that frequently can be found on the top of lists of the most influential books in America, Ayn Rand continues to have success as an icon long after her death. She seemingly prophesied the 2008 economic crises in her mainstay novel Atlas Shrugged. She is often quoted by political leaders […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on A Look at the Reception of Ayn Rand

During her lifetime, Ayn Rand authored both fiction and non-fiction novels as well as screenplays. She was as well known for her philosophical movement of objectivism as she was for her literary works. During her lifetime, the reaction to Ayn Rand and her work was usually either quite positive or very negative with little in […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on A Novel of Relevance: Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand, a Russian-American author, published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. This novel was her life’s greatest work according to many. It spurned movies, countless discussions, and is still relevant today for its views on philosophy. A Novel Idea Atlas Shrugged follows Dagny Taggart as she works tirelessly to successfully operate her family’s railroad empire. She […]

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Ayn Rand, known for her famed novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, penned a novella entitled Anthem. Anthem takes a look at the dark possibilities when the collective mindset takes over and the individuality of humankind is eliminated. Rand draws from her personal experiences living in communist Russia and brings them to life in this […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead was undoubtedly the novel that propelled Russian-American author, Ayn Rand, to her literary success. Since its release in 1943, over 6.5 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide and has been translated into 20 different languages. The Fountainhead has been credited by philosophers, politicians, authors, and many young students just starting […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on Ayn Rand: We the Living

Ayn Rand, the Russian-American author famous for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, began her career as a published author with We the Living. Released in 1936, Rand’s first novel was not a success in America but many attribute that to the lack of marketing by the hesitant publishing company. The publisher was unsure […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Growing up in volatile communist Russia certainly helped shaped the novelist and philosopher that Ayn Rand would become, but what exactly is her philosophy? Ayn Rand challenged notions that had long been held by society and believed that the individual should be greater than the whole. Her philosophy of Objectivism is woven throughout her novels […]

Categories: Ayn Rand | Comments Off on The Life of Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand, best known as the author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, was an activist and a philosopher. How did Rand, a woman in early 1900’s Russia, become the powerful voice we know her as today? Rand had the drive and a vision that would pull her beyond the devastation of the Bolshevik Revolution […]