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The Ayn Rand Cult

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Book News Annotation:

Toronto freelance writer Walker characterizes the Objectivist movement that grew up around the Russian emigre Rand (1905-85) and her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, as a classic cult. Though its emphasis on self-interest, rationality, and atheism are unusual, he says, it includes the familiar elements of guru worship, thought control, trial and excommunication and deviants, and hostility to the outside world. He includes no scandalous photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ayn Rand and her philosophical school, Objectivism, have had a considerable influence upon American popular culture, yet the true story of her life and work has yet to be told. In this book, Jeff Walker debunks the cult-like following that developed around the author of the classics Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead--a cult that persists even today.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-382) and index.

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ISBN:
9780812693904
Author:
Walker, Jeff
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Authors and readers
Subject:
Philosophy in literature
Subject:
Rand, ayn, 1905-1982
Subject:
Objectivism (Philosophy)
Subject:
United States Intellectual life 20th century.
Subject:
Fiction -- Appreciation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Objectivism
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20.8 oz

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Ayn Rand and her philosophical school, Objectivism, have had a considerable influence upon American popular culture, yet the true story of her life and work has yet to be told. In this book, Jeff Walker debunks the cult-like following that developed around the author of the classics Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead--a cult that persists even today.
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