Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2005-04-21
ISBN 10: 1101137193
ISBN 13: 9781101137192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas Shrugged Book Review:

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.

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0452286360
ISBN 13: 9780452286368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas Shrugged Book Review:

The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as a heroic being, in a special centennial edition of the seminal novel, first published in 1957. Reissue.

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Robert Mayhew
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2009-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780739136362
ISBN 13: 0739136364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged Book Review:

While the fiction of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand is extremely popular and enduring, little has been written on it so far. This book consists of essays, most of which are new, by top Rand scholars on Atlas Shrugged, her magnum opus. The essays deal with historical, literary, and philosophical topics, surpassing related writings in breadth and depth of analysis. The historical essays cover the writing of Atlas Shrugged, its publication history, and its reception. The literary essays cover analysis of the novel's plot, theme, and characterization; comparisons with other works, such as the novels of Hugo, Dostoyevsky, and Joyce; and the proper approach to adapting Atlas Shrugged to film. The philosophical essays cover a vast range of topics, including the place of Galt's speech in the novel, the role of the mind in human life, and the evil of non-objective law. Some of the essays make use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives.

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Andrew Bernstein
Publsiher: Cliffs Notes
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2000-06-19
ISBN 10: 9780764585562
ISBN 13: 0764585568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Rand s Atlas Shrugged Book Review:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery. Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

How Bad Writing Destroyed the World

How Bad Writing Destroyed the World
Author: Adam Weiner
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 1501313126
ISBN 13: 9781501313127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Bad Writing Destroyed the World Book Review:

Literature can be used to disseminate ideas with devastating real-life consequences. In How Bad Writing Destroyed the World, Adam Weiner spans decades and continents to reveal the surprising connections between the 2008-2009 financial crisis and a relatively unknown nineteenth-century Russian author. A congressional investigation placed the blame for the financial crisis on Alan Greenspan and his deregulatory policies-his attempts, in essence, to put Ayn Rand's Objectivism into practice. Though developed most famously in Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Objectivism sprouted from the Rational Egoism of Nikolai Chernyshevsky's What Is to be Done? (1863), an enormously influential Russian novel decried by the likes of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vladimir Nabokov for its destructive radical ethics. In tracing the origins of Greenspan's ruinous ideology, How Bad Writing Destroyed the World combines literary and intellectual history to uncover the danger of hawking “the virtues of selfishness,” even in fiction.

Mean Girl

Mean Girl
Author: Lisa Duggan
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 0520967798
ISBN 13: 9780520967793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mean Girl Book Review:

Ayn Rand’s complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure endured beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mainstream figures, especially those on the political right from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girlfollows Rand’s trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and traces her posthumous appeal and the influence of her novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes. Outlining the impact of Rand’s philosophy of selfishness, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged
Author: Professor Edward W Younkins
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1409485285
ISBN 13: 9781409485285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayn Rand s Atlas Shrugged Book Review:

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.

A Companion to Ayn Rand

A Companion to Ayn Rand
Author: Allan Gotthelf,Gregory Salmieri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 1405186844
ISBN 13: 9781405186841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ayn Rand Book Review:

The first volume to offer a comprehensive scholarly treatment of Rand’s entire corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her analysis of the events of her times), this Companion provides vital orientation and context for scholars and educated readers grappling with a controversial and understudied thinker whose enduring influence on American (and world) culture is increasingly recognized. The first publication to provide an in-depth scholarly treatment ranging over the whole of Rand’s corpus Provides informed contextual analysis for scholars in a variety of disciplines Presents original research on unpublished material and drafts from the Rand archives in California Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand’s controversial positions

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0143194623
ISBN 13: 9780143194620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountainhead Book Review:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

So Many Books So Little Time

So Many Books  So Little Time
Author: Sara Nelson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780425198193
ISBN 13: 0425198197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Many Books So Little Time Book Review:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

BioShock and Philosophy

BioShock and Philosophy
Author: Luke Cuddy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN 10: 1118915887
ISBN 13: 9781118915882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BioShock and Philosophy Book Review:

Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book presents expert reflections by philosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this critically acclaimed and immersive fan-favorite. Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artistic complexity, compelling characters and absorbing plots of this ground-breaking first-person shooter (FPS) Explores what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming, and the aesthetics of video game storytelling Addresses a wide array of topics including Marxism, propaganda, human enhancement technologies, political decision-making, free will, morality, feminism, transworld individuality, and vending machines in the dystopian society of Rapture Considers visionary game developer Ken Levine’s depiction of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, as well as the theories of Aristotle, de Beauvoir, Dewey, Leibniz, Marx, Plato, and others from the Hall of Philosophical Heroes

The Romantic Manifesto

The Romantic Manifesto
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1971-10-01
ISBN 10: 110113772X
ISBN 13: 9781101137727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romantic Manifesto Book Review:

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently demonstrates her refusal to let popular catchwords and conventional ideas stand between her and the truth as she has discovered it. The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

The Night of January 16th

The Night of January 16th
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1971-01-01
ISBN 10: 1101137304
ISBN 13: 9781101137307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night of January 16th Book Review:

To the world, he was a startlingly successful international tycoon, head of a vast financial empire. To his beautiful secretary-mistress, he was a god-like hero to be served with her mind, soul and body. To his aristocratic young wife, he was an elemental force of nature to be tamed. To his millionaire father-in-law, he was a giant whose single error could be used to destroy him. What kind of man was Bjorn Faulkner? Only you, the reader, can decide. On one level, Night of January 16th is a totally gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness. Since its original Broadway success, it has achieved vast worldwide popularity and acclaim.

Objectivism

Objectivism
Author: Leonard Peikoff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1993-12-01
ISBN 10: 1101147547
ISBN 13: 9781101147542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Objectivism Book Review:

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—The definitive statement of Ayn Rand’s philosophy as interpreted by her best student and chosen heir. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on his lecture series “The Philosophy of Objectivism.” Ayn Rand said of these lectures: “Until or unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr. Peikoff’s course is the only authorized presentation of the entire theoretical structure of Objectivism—that is, the only one that I know of my knowledge to be fully accurate.” In Objectivism, Peikoff covers every philosophic topic that Rand regarded as important—from certainty to money, from logic to art, from measurement to sex. Drawn from Rand’s published works as well as in-depth conversations between her and Peikoff, these chapters illuminate Objectivism—and its creator—with startling clarity. With Objectivism, the millions of readers who have been transformed by Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead will discover the full philosophical system underlying Ayn Rand’s work.

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand
Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 0271063742
ISBN 13: 9780271063744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayn Rand Book Review:

Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there have been few serious scholarly examinations of her thought. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical provides a comprehensive analysis of the intellectual roots and philosophy of this controversial thinker. It has been nearly twenty years since the original publication of Chris Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. Those years have witnessed an explosive increase in Rand sightings across the social landscape: in books on philosophy, politics, and culture; in film and literature; and in contemporary American politics, from the rise of the Tea Party to recent presidential campaigns. During this time Sciabarra continued to work toward the reclamation of the dialectical method in the service of a radical libertarian politics, culminating in his book Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State, 2000). In this new edition of Ayn Rand, Chris Sciabarra adds two chapters that present in-depth analysis of the most complete transcripts to date documenting Rand’s education at Petrograd State University. A new preface places the book in the context of Sciabarra’s own research and the recent expansion of interest in Rand’s philosophy. Finally, this edition includes a postscript that answers a recent critic of Sciabarra’s historical work on Rand. Shoshana Milgram, Rand’s biographer, has tried to cast doubt on Rand’s own recollections of having studied with the famous Russian philosopher N. O. Lossky. Sciabarra shows that Milgram’s analysis fails to cast doubt on Rand’s recollections—or on Sciabarra’s historical thesis.

Philosophy

Philosophy
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1984-11-01
ISBN 10: 1101137703
ISBN 13: 9781101137703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy Book Review:

This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.

The Journals of Ayn Rand

The Journals of Ayn Rand
Author: Ayn Rand,Leonard Peikoff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1999-08-01
ISBN 10: 1101137215
ISBN 13: 9781101137215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journals of Ayn Rand Book Review:

Rarely has a writer and thinker of the stature of Ayn Rand afforded us access to her most intimate thoughts and feelings. From Journals of Ayn Rand, we gain an invaluable new understanding and appreciation of the woman, the artist, and the philosopher, and of the enduring legacy she has left us.Rand comes vibrantly to life as an untried screenwriter in Hollywood, creating stories that reflect her youthful vision of the world. We see her painful memories of communist Russia and her struggles to convey them in We the Living. Most fascinating is the intricate, step-by-step process through which she created the plots and characters of her two masterworks, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and the years of painstaking research that imbued the novels with their powerful authenticity. Complete with reflections on her legendary screenplay concerning the making of the atomic bomb and tantalizing descriptions of projects cut short by her death, Journals of Ayn Rand illuminates the mind and heart of an extraordinary woman as no biography or memoir ever could. On these vivid pages, Ayn Rand lives.

I Am John Galt

I Am John Galt
Author: Donald Luskin,Andrew Greta
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN 10: 9781118100981
ISBN 13: 1118100980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am John Galt Book Review:

Inspired by Ayn Rand's characters in Atlas Shrugged and TheFountainhead, penetrating profiles of both the innovators who moveour world forward and those who seek to destroy the achievement ofothers John Galt, the fictional character from Ayn Rand's bestsellingnovel, Atlas Shrugged, has come to embody the individualistcapitalist who acts in his own enlightened self interest, and indoing so lifts the world around him. Some of today's mostsuccessful CEOs, journalists, sports figures, actors, and thinkershave led their lives according to Galt's (i.e., Rand's)philosophy. Now, in I Am John Galt, these inspiring stories aregathered with the keen insight and analysis of well-known marketcommentator Donald Luskin and business writer Andrew Greta. Filledwith exclusive interviews, profiles, and analyses of leadingfinancial, business, and artistic stars who have based their lives,and careers, on the philosophy of the perennially popular Ayn Rand,this book both inspires and enlightens. On the other side areRand's arch villains?the power-seekers, parasites, and lunatics whowould destroy that which the creators and builders make. Who aretoday's anti-heroes, fighting the creativity of the innovators? Contains insightful interviews, profiles, and analyses of theindividuals who have lived by a Randian code to achieve greatnessfor themselves and others Offers a probing analysis of those who seek to destroy or undothe achievements of others?from academics, pundits, and governmentbureaucrats to fraudsters who have wreaked havoc on our world Engaging and entertaining, I Am John Galt examines howthe inspiration that is Galt thrives more than 50 years afterpublication of Atlas Shrugged. It will spark the interest of AynRand fans everywhere, as well as those seeking a way to succeed intoday's turbulent and confusing times.

Infrastructures of Apocalypse

Infrastructures of Apocalypse
Author: Jessica Hurley
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1452962677
ISBN 13: 9781452962672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructures of Apocalypse Book Review:

A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures Since 1945, America has spent more resources on nuclear technology than any other national project. Although it requires a massive infrastructure that touches society on myriad levels, nuclear technology has typically been discussed in a limited, top-down fashion that clusters around powerful men. In Infrastructures of Apocalypse, Jessica Hurley turns this conventional wisdom on its head, offering a new approach that focuses on neglected authors and Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American perspectives. Exchanging the usual white, male “nuclear canon” for authors that include James Baldwin, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ruth Ozeki, Infrastructures of Apocalypse delivers a fresh literary history of post-1945 America that focuses on apocalypse from below. Here Hurley critiques the racialized urban spaces of civil defense and reads nuclear waste as a colonial weapon. Uniting these diverse lines of inquiry is Hurley’s belief that apocalyptic thinking is not the opposite of engagement but rather a productive way of imagining radically new forms of engagement. Infrastructures of Apocalypse offers futurelessness as a place from which we can construct a livable world. It fills a blind spot in scholarship on American literature of the nuclear age, while also offering provocative, surprising new readings of such well-known works as Atlas Shrugged, Infinite Jest, and Angels in America. Infrastructures of Apocalypse is a revelation for readers interested in nuclear issues, decolonial literature, speculative fiction, and American studies.

We the Living

We the Living
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 9781101137666
ISBN 13: 1101137665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We the Living Book Review:

Ayn Rand's first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia. First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman’s passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state. We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice. Includes an Introduction and Afterword by Ayn Rand’s Philosophical Heir, Leonard Peikoff