The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.95
List price: $30.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

This title in other editions

Letters of Ayn Rand

by

Letters of Ayn Rand Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The publication of the letters of Ayn Rand is a cause for celebration, not only among the countless millions of Ayn Rand admirers the world over, but also among all those interested in the key political, philosophical, and artistic issues of our century. For there is no separation between Ayn Rand the vibrant, creative woman and Ayn Rand the intellectual dynamo, the rational thinker, who was also a passionately committed champion of individual freedom.

These remarkable letters begin in 1926, with a note from the twenty-year-old Ayn Rand, newly arrived in Chicago from Soviet Russia, an impoverished unknown determined to realize the promise of the land of opportunity. They move through her struggles and successes as a screenwriter, a playwright, and a novelist, her sensational triumph as the author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and her eminence as founder and shaper of Objectivism, one of the most challenging philosophies of our time. They are written to such famed contemporaries as Cecil B. DeMille, Frank Lloyd Wright, H.L. Mencken, Alexander Kerensky, Barry Goldwater and Mickey Spillane

There are letters to philosophers, priests, publishers, and political columnists; to her beloved husband, Frank O' Connor; and to her intimate circle of friends and her growing legion of followers. Her letters range in tone from warm affection to icy fury, and in content from telling commentaries on the events of the day to unforgettably eloquent statements of her philosophical ideas. They are presented chronologically, with explanatory notes by Michael S. Berliner, who identifies the recipients of the letters and provides relevant background and context. Here is a chronicle that captures the inspiring drama of a towering literary genius and seminal thinker, and--often day-by-day--her amazing life.

Synopsis:

Ayn Rand's letters were written to be read. This witty and penetrating collection of her correspondence with Hollywood luminaries, political writers, philosophers, family members, artists, businessmen, and fans offers an unparalleled look at the past 50 years of her life and career.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452274044
Editor:
Berliner, Michael S.
Introduction:
Peikoff, Leonard
Introduction:
Peikoff, Leonard
Author:
Peikoff, Leonard
Author:
Rand, Ayn
Author:
Berliner, Michael S.
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women novelists, American
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
American letters
Subject:
Women philosophers
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
104-204
Publication Date:
19970201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9 x 6.06 x 1.53 in 1.54 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Betrayal: How the Clinton... Used Hardcover $1.00
  3. Disgruntled: The Darker Side of the... Used Mass Market $5.95
  4. Women of Classical Mythology a Biographi Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. The beautiful food garden... Used Hardcover $9.95
  6. My Years with Ayn Rand Used Trade Paper $10.95

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Letters of Ayn Rand Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 704 pages Plume Books - English 9780452274044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ayn Rand's letters were written to be read. This witty and penetrating collection of her correspondence with Hollywood luminaries, political writers, philosophers, family members, artists, businessmen, and fans offers an unparalleled look at the past 50 years of her life and career.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.