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Ayn Rand (1905–1982)

Autore di Atlas Shrugged

247+ opere 70,219 membri 1,057 recensioni 287 preferito

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Ayn Rand, 1905 - 1982 Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated with highest honors in history from the University of Petrograd in 1924, and she came to the United States in 1926 with dreams of becoming a screenwriter. In mostra altro 1929, she married actor Charles "Frank" O'Connor. After arriving in Hollywood, Rand was spotted by Cecil B. DeMille standing at the gate of his studio and gave her a job as an extra in King of Kings. She also worked as a script reader and a wardrobe girl and, in 1932, she sold Red Pawn to Universal Studios. In the 1950's, she returned to New York City where she hosted a Saturday night group she called "the collective." It was also during this time that Rand received a fan letter from a young man, Nathaniel Branden. She was impressed with his letter, and she wrote him back. Her correspondence with him eventually led to an affair that lasted over a decade. He became her chief spokesperson and codified the principles of her novels into a strict philosophical system (objectivism) and founded an institute bearing his name. Their affair ended in 1968 when Branden got involved with another one of Rand's disciples. According to Rand, people are inherently selfish and act only out of personal interest making a selfish act, a rational one. It is from this belief that her characters play out their lives. Rand's first novel was "We the Living" (1936) and was followed by "Anthem" (1938), "The Fountainhead" (1943), and "Atlas Shrugged" (1957). All four of her novels made the top ten of the controversial list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century. On March 6, 1982, Ayn Rand died in her New York City apartment. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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Opere di Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged (1957) 22,550 copie
La fonte meravigliosa (1943) 19,294 copie
Anthem (1938) 10,663 copie
Noi vivi (1936) 4,172 copie
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964) 2,539 copie
Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982) 1,021 copie
Night of January 16th (1934) 610 copie
The Journals of Ayn Rand (1997) 240 copie
Letters of Ayn Rand (1995) 179 copie
The Ayn Rand Reader (1999) 177 copie
Ideal (2015) 113 copie
Three Plays (2005) 94 copie
The Fountainhead [1949 film] (2003) — Screenwriter/Original novel; Original book — 51 copie
Atlas Shrugged: Part One (2014) — Autore — 50 copie
Ayn Rand Letter 1971-1976 (1979) 42 copie
The Ayn Rand Sampler (2002) 33 copie
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? [2014 film] (2015) — Autore — 19 copie
Il tema (2007) 18 copie
We The Living and Anthem (2000) 9 copie
A Revolta de Atlas - V.2 (2019) 5 copie
Los que vivimos, Vol I (1900) 5 copie
The End of the Road (2009) 4 copie
Kildens utspring 2 (1982) 3 copie
¡Vivir! (1901) 3 copie
Ben (1999) 3 copie
The Objectivist Ethics (2011) 3 copie
Red Pawn (2021) 3 copie
Bencilligin Erdemi (2022) 2 copie
Ihtiyacimiz Olan Felsefe (2022) 2 copie
Ayn Rand (Tapes) (1969) 2 copie
Ego 2 copie
What is Capitalism? (1965) 2 copie
A Virtude Do Egoísmo (2023) 1 copia
İdeal 1 copia
Gimn: [: ] (2009) 1 copia
Think Twice 1 copia
Good Copy 1 copia
Escort 1 copia
The Moratorium on Brains (1971) 1 copia
Apollo and Dionysis (1993) 1 copia
Meaning of Money (1984) 1 copia

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The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack (2012) — Collaboratore — 70 copie
Calumet "K" (1901) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni59 copie
Ayn Rand's Anthem: The Graphic Novel (2011) — Original author — 56 copie

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La biografia romanzata dell’architetto Lloyd Wright, ambientata nella New York dei primi decenni del Novecento. Magnificato da un'amica, mi sono deciso a leggerlo, nonostante le resistenze verso un personaggio ambiguo come la Rand, portavoce del grande capitalismo americano.
Howard Roark alter ego di Wright è un giovane architetto anticonformista che viene espulso dalla scuola e tra mille difficoltà solo e imperturbabile continua a mantenersi sulla strada irrevocabile dei propr ideali. Naturalmente la società cerca di distruggere questo “superuomo” come è chiamato esplicitamente, questo egoista idealista che è disposto a tutto meno che a rinunciare a ciò in cui crede un’architettura organica, modernista, che avvolge l’essenza più profonda dell’uomo.
In questi scontri, con l’amico dei tempi dell’università, Peter Keating che integrandosi diventerà architetto di successo, con Dominique l’unica donna che ami veramente senza però volerla legare a sé; contro i critici, i magnati dell’industria conformisti, Roark rimane sempre impassibile, convinto indefettibilmente delle sue idee.
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247
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Utenti
70,219
Popolarità
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Voto
½ 3.7
Recensioni
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ISBN
1,026
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Preferito da
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