Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living

Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living

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This is the second edition of the study of Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, which is set in Soviet Russia, and was written in 1936, ten years after she left the U.S.S.R. Topics explored include: the fascinating history behind the novel's creation; its autobiographical nature; its reception during America's a€œRed Decadea€; its connection to Victor Hugo (Rand's favorite novelist); and, the philosophy of freedom and the sanctity of life which it portrays and defends.Both her father and her husband died in street fighting during the Russian Revolution and, after Lenina#39;s assumption of power, she fled Russia disguised as a peasant. She met her future husband, actordirector Gregory Ratoff, in Constantinopleanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living
Author:Robert Mayhew
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2012


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