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Ranf novel’s protagonist, Howard Roark, is an individualistic young architect who designs modernist buildings and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation.

The New Ayn Rand Companion. Whether you agree with Rand’s capitalism on crack and meth philosophy, there’s one thing intelligent people cannot disagree about: Unlike Brave New World, reading this book is in itself an act of bravery.

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I judge people by this book. Ayn Rand goes there while remaining perfectly true to her Objectivism bullshit. View all 86 comments. Rand rewrote it, transforming the rivals into architects. The Fountainhead does not contain mananntial explicit philosophy, [89] and Rand did not write the novel primarily to convey philosophical ideas. Roark and Wynand become close friends; Wynand is unaware of Roark’s past relationship with Dominique. A 25th anniversary edition was issued by the New American Library inincluding a new introduction by Rand.

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The Virtue of Selfishness Capitalism: Fuck you Ayn Rand. This isn’t to say that I don’t find the writing style to be eloquent, or that I lack appreciation for the ideal presented. Macmillan Publishingwhich had published We the Livingrejected the book after Rand insisted they provide more publicity for her new novel than they had done for the first one.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Roark agrees in exchange for complete anonymity and Keating’s promise that it will be built exactly as designed. He loves painting, but his mother steers him toward architecture instead. Architecture and Gender in American Film. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

You feel dirty and bad afterwards, realizing how close you came to the abyss, but there was that one second where, for some reason, his selfish, arrogant stances, which have hardened into granite truth for him, bluntly force you into a momentary empathy with his ideas–ironically, the one thing he will never, no matter how many shots of Jameson you buy him, give you.

Only if you violate your own integrity are you doing wrong; and yet, this violation is quite easy: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The interminable Fountainhead by Ivo van Hove]. List of Atlas Shrugged characters John Galt. I don’t feel it trudged on and on, manantil then again, the concept of pride in the work you do. Alisa Rosenbaum was born in pre-revolutionary St.

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I was taught in the ways of strength. This was one of those books for me. Dominique speaks in Roark’s defense, but he loses the case. Sure Roark has impeccable aesthetic taste, but if it isn’t in service to bettering your life or your fellow man’s preferably boththen it’s just an exercise in solipsistic torture. I read this when I was about 17 and thought it was a load of shit even then.


Objectivism has been an influence on various other movements such as Libertarianism, and Rand’s vocal support for Laissez-faire Capitalism and the free market has earned her a distinct spot among American philosophers, and philosophers in general. The group evolved into the core of the Objectivist movement that promoted the philosophical ideas from Rand’s writing.

In her journals Rand described Wynand as “the man who could have been” a heroic individualist, contrasting him to Roark, “the man who can be and is”. The New Adventures [] and in season 20 of the animated sitcom The Simpsonsin the last part of the episode ” Four Great Women and a Manicure ” []. He shuts down the Banner and commissions a final building from Roark, a skyscraper that will serve as a monument to human achievement. The Fountainhead is a novel by Russian-American author Ayn Randher first major literary success.

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One said it was a great book that would never sell; the other said it was trash but would sell well. In Mayhewpp. Who wouldn’t want to identify with a fantastically talented and epically misunderstood architect.