Who is Ayn Rand?

  • (noun): United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982).
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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand ( /ˈaɪn ˈrænd/; born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum; February 2 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially less successful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead.

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Ayn Rand: A Sense Of Life
... Ayn Rand A Sense of Life is a 1997 American documentary film written, produced, and directed by Michael Paxton ... Its focus is on novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, who promoted her philosophy of ... color and black-and-white archival footage of Rand, the film includes appearances by philosophers Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff, CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace, television ...
Andrew Ryan (Bio Shock) - Reception
... calls him an "obvious reference to the objectivist writer and philosopher Ayn Rand" ... of Rapture has been compared to that of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged ... comparing the name "Andrew Ryan" to the author, "Ayn Rand", in its similarity ...
Ayn Rand - Selected Works
... Wikisource has original works written by or about Ayn Rand Novels 1936 We the Living 1943 The Fountainhead 1957 Atlas Shrugged Other fiction 1934 Night of January 16th 1938 Anthem Non-fiction ...
Atlas Shrugged: Part I - Release and Reception - Critical Response
... will find this low-budget adaptation of the Ayn Rand bestseller decidedly lacking." Metacritic gives the film a "generally unfavorable" rating of 28%, as determined by ... Let’s say you know the novel, you agree with Ayn Rand, you’re an objectivist or a libertarian, and you’ve been waiting eagerly for this movie ... published a predominantly negative review arguing the film lacks Rand's philosophical theme, while at the same time saying "the actors, none of them big names, are well-suited to the roles ...
Ayn Rand Institute - Programs
... to give to high schools classroom sets of Ayn Rand's novels Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged ... this program at the university level by offering professors free review copies of Rand's writings ... Students worldwide submit essays based on questions about Rand's novels which stress her ideas and their importance in today's world ...

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    Hard times accounted in large part for the fact that the exposition was a financial disappointment in its first year, but Sally Rand and her fan dancers accomplished what applied science had failed to do, and the exposition closed in 1934 with a net profit, which was donated to participating cultural institutions, excluding Sally Rand.
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