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Book Title: Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead|
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The author of the book: Ayn Rand
Edition: New American Library
Date of issue: September 1st 1997
ISBN 13: 9780451935601
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The Fountainhead is one of the worst books I have ever read in my entire life. If Ayn Rand books were food, I wouldn't feed them to a starving dog. I'd say, dog, just lick your own balls. You'll be happier. Speaking of dog balls, man I'd rather sniff one than have to read this book again. What a piece of crap.
The meandering prose. The inability to grasp basic tenets of what it is to be human. And believe me, I've done my homework since reading the Fountainhead. Ayn Rand was a horrible human being. She went on the Donahue show in the 80's and proceeded to tell an audience they had no right to criticize her because this was "her" show. Yeah, man, I don't even know where to begin. She didn't endorse racism but said it should be legal in the workplace. She believed that corporations should have the right to do whatever they want to do. Well, that works out marvelously, doesn't it, Ayn! We did that and now we're on the verge of ecocollapse.
God, if I could only raise Ayn Rand from the dead so I could seriously smack her. And then I'd make her live in a slum in India. That would show her how poor people deserve to be poor. If there is any justice, this woman got reincarnated as a sweatshop employee years ago.
The Fountainhead's plot is simplistic, trite, incredibly naive, and ultimately the work of someone who is so jaded with herself she couldn't see that her ideas don't work on any viable level. The exact same, if not far more so, goes for Atlas Shrugged. Read these books to hate them, if for anything.
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Read information about the authorAlisa Rosenbaum was born in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg to a prosperous Jewish family. When the Bolsheviks requisitioned the pharmacy owned by her father, Fronz, the Rosenbaums fled to the Crimea. Alisa returned to the city (renamed Leningrad) to attend the university, but in 1926 relatives who had already settled in America offered her the chance of joining them there. With money from the sale of her mother's jewelry, Alisa bought a ticket to New York. On arrival at Ellis Island, she changed into Ayn (after a name of some Finnish author, probably "Aino") Rand (which she said was an abbreviation of her Russian surname). She moved swiftly to Hollywood, where she learned English, worked in the RKO wardrobe department and as an extra, and wrote through the night on screenplays and novels. She also married a bit-part actor called Frank O'Connor because he was 'beautiful' - and because her original visitor's visa had run out.
Rand sold her first screenplay in 1932, but nobody would buy her first novel We the Living (1936) a melodrama set in Russia. Her first real success was The Fountainhead (rejected by more than ten publishers before publication in 1943).
She started a new philosophy known as Objectivism, opposed to state interference of all kinds, and her follow-up novel Atlas Shrugged (1957) describes a group who attempt to escape America's conspiracy of mediocrity. 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.
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