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Il tema. La rivolta di Atlante (Atlas Shrugged #1)

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Questo romanzo riassume l'etica oggettivista di Ayn Rand, fondata sulla difesa del capitalismo, della ragione e dell'individualismo. La vicenda della compagnia ferroviaria Taggart Transcontinental si incrocia con quella della nazione americana, la cui politica dirigista ne sta provocando il collasso. Hank Rearden, inventore di una speciale lega metallica, e Dagny Taggart,...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 11th 2007 by Corbaccio (first published January 1st 1957)
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Петър Стойков
Помните ли 1984? С комунистическото общество, тоталният контрол на държавата, с потиснатите и обезверени хора? А какво е довело до такова положение? Как се е стигнало до там? Е, "Атлас изправи рамене" описва как и защо когато държавата и обществото потискат своите най-продуктивни членове, последиците са винаги бедност и тирания.

Няколко промишлени магнати в САЩ в средата на 20 в. се борят да устоят на обществените настроения, които обявяват егоизма и стремежа към печалба за зло. Тези способни хор...more
James
I read this book at the advice of my Mother she said Atlas Shrugged was her manual for living and that I reminded her of one of the books characters, I thought that was perplexing , protecting the glorious capitalist ideal put forth in Atlas isn't something I would leave up to anyone but a conservative and very wealthy Liberals. I mean, who else really cares? Altas Shrugged has had a huge impact, I think, on the world, for good and bad. This book gives license to anyone who is brave enough to pr...more
sevda
Наистина "Изворът" е по-добър роман от "Атлас изправи рамене" - много по-изпипан и по-литературен. Но четейки "Атлас..." човек изпитва страхотно удовлетворение от представената философия. Самата авторка казва, че този роман въплъщава най-точно вижданията й, които тя нарича "обективизъм". Освен това тук могат да се намерят отговори общо взето на всички смислени философски въпроси, които са останали без отговор. Например смисълът на парите, изборът на любовта, необходимостта от философия и висок м...more
Paddy O'callaghan






Utterly profoundly important, and beautifully craft, hence I've given it a 5 however, I think rand could have wrapped this up in 2 or 3 hundred fewer pages because it's very much drawnout in the second half.

Still, IT MUST BE READ BY ALL.




Mark
This review refers to the audio version of the book. If you are curious about this book as I was, then this was an excellent way to "read" it. It is a very long book and the audio doesn't make it any shorter. :-) There are 60+ hours of audio, so keep that in mind. I got my copy through audible.com and was able to download it to my iphone and listen during my commute to work. It took me about three months to get through it. I never would have found the time to read it as a printed book. The reade...more
Marta Kule
I can see why this book has gained such a devoted following. The ideas presented here are articulated strongly, inviting no discussion - black or white, agree or die. The positive characters are awesome to the limits of awesomeness (I seriously love Dagny. Go, sister, go!) and the villains are indiscriminately revolting, stupid marionettes of evil.
I understand why Rand, coming from a communist country, took such an extreme stand against any political interference in industry, but it looks too mu...more
Tania
I tried. An old friend nagged me into reading this so we could discuss it, so I really really tried. I made it through about one fifth of the book before having the so-why-did-you-like-it? conversation with my friend and sending it back to the library. I remember enjoying The Fountainhead in college but that was 20-some years ago and I am either less impressionable or this book is not as well written. I am intrigued that Ayn Rand's ideology-which is so diametrically opposed to Marxism--shares so...more
Vladimir Grigorov
Айн Ранд за пореден път громи фалша на "безкористната" борба за общото благо и привидната омраза към богатството в книгата, която се е превърнала в библия на републиканците в САЩ. Американците класифицират този роман като фантастика, само че за нас тази фантастика си беше реалност половин век. Дори и днес може да се направи паралел между все по-честите аварии в нашето БДЖ и железопътната компания в книгата. Философията на "Атласът" и "Изворът" е една и съща, но двата романа са много различни. "И...more
Scritturaselvaggia
E’ un libro piuttosto lungo quello di Ayn Rand che sembra ancora più lungo di quello che è, perché è scritto con una prosa un po’ legnosa, quasi didascalica del tipo che aggiunge una spiegazione per ogni gesto che il personaggio sta facendo, come ad esempio “si alzo nervosamente” e cose così, anche più pesanti a dire il vero, che non sembra che sia una reale scena di vita ma che siano dei manichini-burattini che recitano. I dialoghi sono monloghi delle tirate irreali che nessuno potrebbe fare se...more
Virginia Beckett
It is hard to believe that this book was written between 1945 and 1952. It seems so contemporary with very little to date it. In fact its depiction of a fictional America is uncannily close to the truth; the recent bankruptcy of Detroit due to swingeing taxes and a burgeoning public sector, suffered the fate predicted by Ayn Rand in this book 60 years ago. The length of the book, 600,000 words or 63 hours of audio, is daunting and had it been written today no doubt it would have been edited.

The...more
Melinda
I just loved this book. Ayn Rand is an amazing writer with depth of character description as well as plot. The fact that this woman, Russian born, grew up in Russia experiencing two revolutions during one of which she and her family fled Russia later to return and finish her high school and College years. It was during her studies of American History that she came to love what The United States stood for. She loved this country and came to live around 1938. She had lived through Socialist Govern...more
Mark
I'll use this review to deliver a sermon on society, somewhat in conflict with Rand's. First of all, this (and the Fountainhead) support the premise that intellectual property is absolute, and inventors should rule the earth. To the extent that you're an abused engineer with delusions of grandeur, you can identify with Rand's theme. I did.

But in the real world, intellect is not prized overmuch. Idiocracy is closer to the truth than Rand's utopia. I also have trouble with Dagny's inevitable tradi...more
Ginger
Jan 29, 2014 Ginger rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Politically Inclined
Recommended to Ginger by: Friend
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Although the edition i chose on GR states that this is "Part A," I have finished the entire book (63 hours) in one edition. I would prefer to rate it 3.5 but it is certainly not only 3*. Therefore i am going with 4. Perhaps it would be better reading it the second time around, as i had some problems tuning out parts that dragged on and on. However, i am currently satisfied that i have made it through once. It is not my type of book and is too political. I prefer reading for an escape from the i...more
Danielle Lovell
So glad I've read this, so I can speak from experience when I see it referenced in the media. Intrigued by some of the ideas about acting in line with passion and excellence, and not some of the others. Definite schlock in some sections, especially the love stories
Legerb
This book had a strong message, most of which, but not all, I agreed with. The book has some great parts, but there are also long stretches of Ayn Rand prefacing her points from the soap box.
Jen
I tortured my family and made my children book orphans by downloading this huge novel in audio form - 68 hours - onto my phone. Yikes! I annoyingly wore headphones for weeks.
The Fountainhead was one of my favorites when I read it decades ago. Atlas Shrugged is compelling in the extreme way Ayn Rand illustrates her views on capitalism, collectivism, government intervention, subsidies, industrialists, societal good, etc. This was an especially interesting listen in the post-election season and aft...more
Tony Rinella
One of my favorite books of all time. Great characters that are truly memorable. Her tome supporting her theories of objectivism.
Sarah
Hmmm....I am giving this book a 4. I can't give it a 5 because I didn't LOVE every minute of and wasn't sad when it was over, which is usually my rule for giving a book a 5. However, I have thought a lot about the thoughts in the book and it has changed my way of thinking. Any book that changes your outlook on life or that you find yourself thinking about during the day at different times shouldn't just be given a 3 either...therefore, 4 stars it is. Interesting, that is for sure, and LONG! I ha...more
Tammy
In this story the capitalist mind fights against the collectivist thought and actions of a self serving government and a work force that is no longer able to think for itself but looks to rules and regulations that will innoculate them from any responsibility of having to make decisions. Politicians attain their power through the corrupt influence peddlers in the private sector. Rand beautifully contrasts the yearnings of the human spirit with the basic instinct of survival and security.
Mitchell
Frightening philosophy.
To think so few have wisdom, talent and aspirations that if a few select individuals would leave, the masses would be endangered, Anyone can be replaced. If not John Galt, there would be someone of equal intellagence and drive to succeed waiting in the wings for the opportunity. Like the story, don't get the hype. It's fiction!
She compares herself to Aristotal but I think she associated more with Friedrich Nietzsche.
Dicle
The capitalist manifesto in a novel form. I found the philosophy that the author has absurdly extreme. All characters strictly belong one of the two groups: hard working capitalists purely acting to keep the world moving and bringing in wealth for everyone and feeble minded socialists/altruists.

Nevertheless, it was a very fluent read, and I'd recommend at least reading this first book out of the triology.
Brian Sones
Fantastic story, even though it was written 55 years ago I had no problem in picturing the era. Definitely the longest book I have ever listened to/read. I have a relatively short attention span but this book kept my interest, other than the three hour monologue toward the end of the book, which became a bit tedious. Incredible plot, well told.
Jan Capps
This is a very good book but it could be great if it had an editor. Even people who are dying give long-winded speeches before they die. I listened to it and skipped a good part of the speech. If you have read this book, you will know what I mean, if you haven't you will if you read this book.
Jennifer
Amazing writing, amazing foresight. Scary as hell - and dead on. My new favorite author. I can't imagine the length of time it took to compose this massive novel. The woman is gifted with words like Beethoven was with music. Worth every second of the time it took to read.
Eshtern
Great book. It is one of those books that make you think about issues discussed in the book. I can see myself reading it again in a couple of years and discovering new things for myself.
Denise
Loved the book! Though she did get a little preachy , found myself loosing interest when she went on and on at certain points. It really is well written and worth the time.
Kevin Wilson
Listened to this on CD. It took quite a long time to finish, 50 discs in all, but was well worth it. Makes one wonder if such a thing could happen in today's America.
Theodore
What a book! Huge but worth it. I just couldn't get enough of it. I wanted to share half of the things I read and the other half I had to remember. A must read!
Julia King
Terrific Book!!! A must read! Complexly creative. Flow is incredible. Plot unresistable and thought provoking with a impresively progressive nature.
Jennifer
It is not my kind of book. I remember it being repetitive and slow. Also, it wasn't very well narrated (audio version I had).
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