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Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

by Robert Mayhew Editor · Michael S. Berliner Contributor

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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 Some of the essays make use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Imprint:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2009

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 2.8 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 6.6 MB

Robert Mayhew (Editor)

Robert Mayhew is professor of philosophy at Seton Hall University. His authored books include Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood, The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization, and Aristotle...

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Creators

Contributor :
Andrew Bernstein
Contributor :
Michael S. Berliner
Contributor :
Debi Ghate
Contributor :
Mary Ann Sures
Contributor :
Leonard Peikoff
Contributor :
Harry Binswanger
Contributor :
Tara Smith
Editor :
Robert Mayhew
Contributor :
Tore Boeckmann
Contributor :
Jeff Britting
Contributor :
Onkar Ghate
Contributor :
Shoshana Milgram
Contributor :
Darryl Wright
Contributor :
Allan Gotthelf
Contributor :
Edwin A. Locke
Contributor :
Richard Ralston
Contributor :
Gregory Salmieri
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