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The Resource Journals of Ayn Rand, edited by David Harriman ; foreword by Leonard Peikoff

Journals of Ayn Rand, edited by David Harriman ; foreword by Leonard Peikoff

Label
Journals of Ayn Rand
Title
Journals of Ayn Rand
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Harriman ; foreword by Leonard Peikoff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rarely has a writer and thinker of the stature of Ayn Rand afforded us access to her most intimate thoughts and feelings. Yet throughout her remarkable lifetime, beginning with her arrival in America from Soviet Russia as a passionately ambitious young woman, to her final years of unparalleled fame as a novelist/philosopher, Ayn Rand kept voluminous journals. We share her painful memories of Communist Russia and her struggles to bring them to dramatic life in We the Living. And we see the step-by-step emergence of the characters and plot of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, along with the years of painstaking research that would imbue the novels with their powerful authenticity. We witness Rand wrestling with the challenges of fiction writing and responding with her usual impassioned fire to the important social, political, and artistic events of the day. We are with her as she explores the questions of philosophy and builds the foundations of what will become the towering philosophy called Objectivism. There are tantalizing reflections on the legendary screenplay she wrote for Hollywood about the making of the atomic bomb - a brilliant piece never put on film. There is even advice to the director of the famous movie version of The Fountainhead, and elsewhere an intriguing aside on Rand's vision of the place of sex in the novel and in life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rand, Ayn
Dewey number
  • 818/.5203
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3535.A547
LC item number
Z476 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harriman, David
  • Peikoff, Leonard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novelists, American
  • Philosophers
  • Objectivism (Philosophy)
  • Women novelists, American
  • Women philosophers
  • Rand, Ayn
Label
Journals of Ayn Rand, edited by David Harriman ; foreword by Leonard Peikoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Leonard Peikoff -- pt. 1. Early Projects. Ch. 1. The Hollywood Years. Ch. 2. We the Living. Ch. 3. First Philosophic Journal -- pt. 2. The Fountainhead. Ch. 4. Theme and Characters. Ch. 5. Architectural Research. Ch. 6. Plot. Ch. 7. Notes While Writing -- pt. 3. Transition Between Novels. Ch. 8. The Moral Basis of Individualism. Ch. 9. Top Secret. Ch. 10. Communism and HUAC -- pt. 4. Atlas Shrugged. Ch. 11. The Mind on Strike. Ch. 12. Final Preparations. Ch. 13. Notes While Writing: 1947-1952. Ch. 14. Notes While Writing Galt's Speech -- pt. 5. Final Years. Ch. 15. Notes: 1955-1977. Ch. 16. Two Possible Books
Control code
36566117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 727 pages
Isbn
9780525943709
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97012737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Journals of Ayn Rand, edited by David Harriman ; foreword by Leonard Peikoff
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Leonard Peikoff -- pt. 1. Early Projects. Ch. 1. The Hollywood Years. Ch. 2. We the Living. Ch. 3. First Philosophic Journal -- pt. 2. The Fountainhead. Ch. 4. Theme and Characters. Ch. 5. Architectural Research. Ch. 6. Plot. Ch. 7. Notes While Writing -- pt. 3. Transition Between Novels. Ch. 8. The Moral Basis of Individualism. Ch. 9. Top Secret. Ch. 10. Communism and HUAC -- pt. 4. Atlas Shrugged. Ch. 11. The Mind on Strike. Ch. 12. Final Preparations. Ch. 13. Notes While Writing: 1947-1952. Ch. 14. Notes While Writing Galt's Speech -- pt. 5. Final Years. Ch. 15. Notes: 1955-1977. Ch. 16. Two Possible Books
Control code
36566117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 727 pages
Isbn
9780525943709
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97012737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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