As a radical exponent of capitalism and logic, Rand has been the subject of a variety of studies, but what of Ayn Rand , the writer?
What gives her fiction compelling power? The Literary Art of Ayn Rand, a book published by The Atlas Society, brings together seven expert analysts to focus on Rand's artistry: her mastery of aphorism and symbol; her brilliantly distinctive style; her technique of essentialistic characterization; her rigorous integration of all elements of a work to serve a single theme; her skill as an ingenious plotter; and much more. The ten essays in this collection bring out the depth and complexity that lie behind Rand's inspiring and entertaining writing. Below are a few selections from the book.
> Structural Integration in The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged , by Kirsti Minsaas
In her writings on art, Ayn Rand put great emphasis on the value of structural unity in an artwork. Explore how this was accomplished in Rand's main novels.
> The Stylization of Mind in Ayn Rand's Fiction , by Kirsti Minsaas
Professor Minsaas explains Ayn Rand’s techniques for representing human psychology and conscious experience, with a special focus on Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead .
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