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Ayn Rand (1905–1982)

Autor(a) de Atlas Shrugged

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged (1957) 22,377 exemplares
The Fountainhead (1943) 19,175 exemplares
Anthem (1938) 10,563 exemplares
We the Living (1936) 4,139 exemplares
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964) 2,527 exemplares
Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982) 1,018 exemplares
Night of January 16th (1934) 610 exemplares
The Journals of Ayn Rand (1997) 240 exemplares
Letters of Ayn Rand (1995) 178 exemplares
The Ayn Rand Reader (1999) 171 exemplares
Ideal (2015) 110 exemplares
Three Plays (2005) 95 exemplares
The Fountainhead [1949 film] (2003) — Screenwriter/Original novel; Original book — 49 exemplares
Atlas Shrugged: Part One (2014) — Autor — 49 exemplares
Ayn Rand Letter 1971-1976 (1979) 42 exemplares
The Objectivist: 1966-1971 (1986) 42 exemplares
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy (1999) 38 exemplares
The Ayn Rand Sampler (2002) 33 exemplares
Atlas Shrugged (Volume 1 of 2) (1957) 26 exemplares
Atlas Shrugged (Volume 2 of 2) (1957) 22 exemplares
Russian Writings on Hollywood (1999) 19 exemplares
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? [2014 film] (2015) — Autor — 18 exemplares
Il tema. La rivolta di Atlante (2007) 18 exemplares
Ayn Rand: The Playboy Interviews (1964) 15 exemplares
Atlas Shrugged (volume 1 of 3) (1991) 12 exemplares
We The Living and Anthem (2000) 9 exemplares
The Fountainhead (vol. 1 of 2) (1987) 5 exemplares
A Revolta de Atlas - V.2 (2019) 5 exemplares
Los que vivimos, Vol I (1900) 5 exemplares
The End of the Road (2009) 4 exemplares
The Moral Factor 3 exemplares
Global Balkanization 3 exemplares
Kildens utspring 2 (1982) 3 exemplares
Papers of Ayn Rand 3 exemplares
¡Vivir! (1901) 3 exemplares
Ben (1999) 3 exemplares
The Fountainhead (vol. 2 of 2) (2008) 3 exemplares
The Objectivist 3 exemplares
The Objectivist Ethics (2011) 3 exemplares
Red Pawn (2021) 3 exemplares
The Meaning of Money 2 exemplares
Yasamak Istiyorum-We The Living (2003) 2 exemplares
Ihtiyacimiz Olan Felsefe (2022) 2 exemplares
Bencilligin Erdemi (2022) 2 exemplares
Is Atlas Shrugging? 2 exemplares
Cultural Update 2 exemplares
What is Capitalism? (1965) 2 exemplares
Ayn Rand (Tapes) (1969) 2 exemplares
Screen Guide for Americans (2012) 2 exemplares
Ego 2 exemplares
Yeni Entellektüel İçin (2022) 2 exemplares
The Quotable Rand 1 exemplar
Atlas Vazgeçti - 2.Kitap (2021) 1 exemplar
Atlas Vazgeçti - 1.Kitap (2021) 1 exemplar
16 Ocak Gecesi 1 exemplar
İdeal 1 exemplar
A Virtude Do Egoísmo (2023) 1 exemplar
Gimn: [: ] (2009) 1 exemplar
BURIMI I JETES 1 exemplar
The Roots of War 1 exemplar
Kildens utspring 1 1 exemplar
Her Second Career 1 exemplar
Think Twice 1 exemplar
Good Copy 1 exemplar
Escort 1 exemplar
The fountainhead: Screenplay (1948) 1 exemplar
The Moratorium on Brains (1971) 1 exemplar
Para el nuevo intelectual (2023) 1 exemplar
Meaning of Money (1984) 1 exemplar
Obras completas 1 exemplar
Kapitalizm: Bilinmeyen Ideal (2022) 1 exemplar
Источник 1 exemplar
Apollo and Dionysis (1993) 1 exemplar
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1999) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack (2012) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Calumet "K" (1901) — Introdução, algumas edições59 exemplares
Ayn Rand's Anthem: The Graphic Novel (2011) — Original author — 55 exemplares


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Ayn Rand em Legacy Libraries (Julho 2014)
Ayn Rand em Political Conservatives (Maio 2012)


I went into reading this book thinking I would love it. By the end, I found myself answering "who cares" every time the book spouted the mantra "who is John Gault."

I was able to read the whole book and did find it interesting enough to finish. I don't think I would be so disappointed if I hadn't gone in with such high expectations for my enjoyment level.
Loolaw-Reads | 395 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
A fascinating world created by a self-hating author. I enjoyed what I read of it but quit halfway from overall annoyance at Rand's attitude.
trrpatton | 395 outras críticas | Mar 20, 2024 |
La rebelión de Atlas, Vivir
GiovanyGracia | Mar 15, 2024 |
The epic clash between individualism and conformity, "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand is an excellent portrayal of her philosophy of Objectivism, which emphasizes individualism, rational self-interest, and the pursuit of one's own happiness. In it, Rand explores themes of creativity, integrity, and the struggle between the individual and society, and offers a warning for those tempted to sacrifice one's principles for societal approval. I’ve read it and Atlas Shrugged several times, and whether one loves or loathes "The Fountainhead," it undeniably remains a thought-provoking and influential work that continues to stimulate intellectual discourse.… (mais)
Andrew.Lafleche | 260 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |


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