Esta es la historia de un joven e intransigente arquitecto, de su violenta lucha en contra de los estándares y convenciones del mundo y de su explosiva relación con una hermosa mujer que lo amó apasionadamente.
Novela audaz, original y brillantemente escrita, nos revela las vicisitudes de un hombre enfrentado a quienes intentan destruirlo.
Ayn Rand es un fenómeno sin prece
Give Ayn Rand the benefit of the doubt and let her tell her story. No editors please.(less)
The lessons it taught me and the life it showed me are invaluable. So whatever you may find below are the mixed emotions which i could withdraw out of it.
This books helps you realize the pain and agony of a person who stands on his own beliefs, defying the society rules and so called modern world culture.
So today whenever i see a person fighting with the world just for his own beliefs and his own values, i can alwa ...more
This book is like a net set for unsuspecting minds. It breaches their defenses with a twisted logic, attempting to preclude any conclusions but the ones it sets forth.
Of course, it follows a natural flow from the author's assumptions: power, will, and self-determinism are the foundations of all life. Nothing matters, except that you do what ...more
That said, I think this is a modern masterpiece, Rand's reformation and restatement of Nietzschean mythos.
This was beautiful yet brutally simple, shockingly hypnotic; like a bull fight, difficult to watch but you cannot turn away. Many archetypal characters, ve ...more
The Fountainhead is a 1943 novel by Russian-American author Ayn Rand, her first major literary success. The novel's protagonist, Howard Roark, is an individualistic young architect who designs modernist buildings and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation. Roark embodies what Rand believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects Rand's belief that individualism is superior to collectivism.
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1) it feels good (perhaps a marker of personal progress?) to reject or condescend to that which we once loved. (see also: catcher in the rye and on the road)
2) those (the overwhelming majority of bookfacers) who fall on the liberal end of the spectrum find the residual conservative drool all over the book a bit yukky?
3) the philosophy is u ...more
C--- and I had been in love for a couple of months, and it was the night before I was leaving for my anniversary trip. I was meeting my partner/wif ...more
The architectural profession serves as the backdrop for the story. The story itself is quite interesting; either Rand did a great deal of research or she did a good job faking it. I maintained a complete disinterest in architecture before reading the book, but still found myself actively engaged while Rand discussed the matter. I wonder how many young readers are stee ...more
My mind is blank. The Fountainhead is a saga. It had been a part of my day for six months, until today. All these days, I had so badly wanted it to be over, but today, now that it's over, I don't know why I should feel a great sense of loss. It is such a ginormous vacuum which is going to take a while to be filled with an equally good, if not better, mind-numbing piece of literature.
I had always wondered, while writing reviews, who the review should be addressed to- one who has ...more
If I were to suspect the artist of having written out of passion and in passion, my confidence would immediately vanish, for it would serve no purpose to have supported the order of causes by the order of ends.
It is not literature. It is not philosophy. It lacks any understanding of how an economy functions. A childish affirmation of pure entitlement.
It is just a rant told through a really bad piece of fiction.
(the 4 stars rating was given at a very early and impressionable ...more
which is seriously what some dude led with just today, and I play a game with people like this; the game is, go to their profiles and find the five-star review of Ayn Rand. It's always there!* Ayn Rand is the patron saint of mansplainers.
Other things mansplainers are super into reading
- Tropic of Cancer
- Alan Moore
* To be honest today's dude didn't have her**, but he did have an "essential reading" shelf with The Bell ...more
after we broke up, she turned around and started dating my roommate... sweet revenge, and a fitting response from an Objectivist.
instead of reading this book, just read ayn rand's superbowl prediction in mcsweeney's and you'll get the idea:
When he saw Bill Belichick in the hallway before the press conference, Tom Coughlin's face contorted into a whine. "It isn't fair!" he shrieked. "You have all the best players!" ...more
In this lengthy novel, Ayn Rand presents her ideal man and her philosophy of objectivism. The philosophy rejects mercy, altruism, charity, sacrifice, and service. These proclaimed virtues are portrayed as either weaknesses or as tools of subjugation. Her philosophy is a sort of extreme capitalism applied to every ...more
I still have absolutely no clue. After slogging through it for a second time, I still think that it's 700+ pa ...more
At 17 I thought this Earth-shaking and sexy. I thought it a moral imperative to try to get my little revolutionary hands on everything she ever wrote and by doing so stumbled right in ...more
a) Ayn Rand is a horrible writer. Everything I've seen by her is badly written and I don't like badly written books.
b) Ayn Rand thought she was a philosopher and injects her silly "objectionist" point of view into all her books. She wa ...more
OK, I’ve got to explain this four-star rating, because I don’t want anyone to think I’d actually recommend this book...
It has been many years since I’ve read either of Ayn Rand’s two doorstop books, and I can’t really recall the details of either. I’m pretty sure the one with John Galt had the absurdly long speech near the end, and all the cool kids smoked special cigarettes, and was mostly about railroads. This was the one with the architect, right?
Anyway, I ...more
Whether you agree with Rand's ideas or not (please say you don't!), it's pretty damn entertaining to watch them played out via a cast of steely heroes and sniveling villains. The S&M sex scenes are probably the best part - objectivism in the bedroom.
Worth reading for sure, if you can keep your head on your shoulders and ...more
Recommend cho chị nào cá tính, đang ế chồng, và muốn tìm
niềm tin vào một chàng hoàng tử của đời mình. Ngoài ra các
kiến trúc sư cũng nên đọc để làm bản ngã của mình trở nên
lấp lánh, và huyền ảo hơn. (vì anh hotboy nhân vật chính là
một kiến trúc sư, và có rất nhiều quan điểm hay về kiến trúc,
tôi thích nhất là cái cách Ayn Rand định nghĩa về khoảng trống
nó rất giống như định nghĩa một khoảng lặng trong âm nhạc,
hay các định nghĩa về Yin Ya ...more
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