The Fountainhead is a novel by Russian-American author Ayn Rand, her first major .. Negative reviews appeared in publications ranging from newspapers such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, to movie industry. Results 1 – 30 of 55 El manantial by Ayn Rand and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at El Manantial by Ayn Rand, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The novel has been adapted into other media several times. As literature, I found the book dry, predictable, and overwrought.

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Rand wanted to write a novel that was less overtly political than We the Livingto avoid being viewed as “a ‘one-theme’ author”. At least the drunk might buy you a drink. 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.

To ask other readers questions about El Manantialplease sign up. By middle age, Keating’s career is in decline and he is unhappy with his path, but it is too late for him to change. Christopher Bergman I felt the same way about your review. One of the most controversial elements of the book is the first sexual encounter between Roark and Dominique.


In the s, writer-director Michael Cimino wanted to film his own script for United Artists. Long ago, we were faced with a choice—the same choice you faced. Hipes, Patrick May 28, Roark works briefly at another firm, then opens his own office but has trouble finding clients and closes it down. The New Ayn Rand Companion.

If you still want more, go ahead and read Fountainhead but we can’t be friends anymore. View all 8 comments.

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Rand’s world isn’t vivid, it’s unrealistic and exists only for the corporate furthering of her ideas. The interminable Fountainhead by Ivo van Hove]. Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Retrieved April 23, Nor does it deal with world affairs, although it was written during World Mwnantial II.

They’re like innocent bystanders in this analogy. Return to Book Page. Poorly imagined, poorly conceived and poorly written it is only exceptional in the lengths it will go to justify the morally, ethically and socially reprehensible behavior of the central character who’s vaunted genius amounts in the end to nothing more than being a willful disobedient ass.

Maybe it’s because I became predisposed to hating it because so many random strangers on public transit insisted on interrupting me to mention how much they love the book.

In that case, I’d encourage you to read those authors instead, but ultimately come to the correct conclusion that the three aforementioned assumptions are a load of bullshit. Rand, who had previous experience as a screenwriter, was hired to adapt her own novel. Although Rand had some mainstream success previously with her play Night of January 16th and had two previously published novels, The Fountainhead was a major breakthrough in her career.

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View all 86 comments. Dominique leaves Wynand for Roark. In an essay specifically explaining this scene, Andrew Bernstein wrote that although much “confusion” exists about it, the descriptions in the novel provide “conclusive” evidence of Dominique’s strong attraction to Roark and her desire to have sex with him. The Fountainhead has continued to have strong sales throughout the last century into the current one.

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Rand, Ayn []. Ellsworth Toohey, a socialist architecture critic who uses his influence to promote his political and social agenda, tries to destroy Roark’s career. She started a new philosophy known as Objectivism, opposed to state interference of all kinds, and her follow-up novel Atlas Shrugged describes a group who attempt to escape America’s conspiracy of mediocrity.

Brantley, Ben November 29, Other negative reviews called the characters unsympathetic and Rand’s style “offensively pedestrian”. If you don’t believe this ek, don’t waste your time on this book. Independence and Egoism in The Fountainhead “.

Fuck you Ayn Rand.