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Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem

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  • Full Title: Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem
  • Author(s): Edited by Robert Mayhew
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publication Type: Academic
  • ISBN-10: 0-7391-1030-6 (hardcover), 0-7391-1031-4 (paperback)
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  • Description: This is a collection of essays discussing Rand's novella Anthem.


Since this is a collection with multiple authors, the authors of each essay are indicated in parentheses after the essay title.

Part 1: The History of Anthem

  1. Anthem in Manuscript: Finding the Words (Shoshana Milgram)
  2. Publishing Anthem (Richard E. Ralston)
  3. Anthem: '38 and '46 (Robert Mayhew)
  4. Reviews of Anthem (Michael S. Berliner)
  5. Adapting Anthem: Projects That Were and Might Have Been (Jeff Britting)
  6. Anthem and 'The Individualist Manifesto' (Jeff Britting)

Part 2: Anthem as Literature and as Philosophy

  1. Anthem as a Psychological Fantasy (Tore Boeckmann)
  2. Anthem in the Context of Related Literary Works: 'We are not like our brothers' (Shoshana Milgram)
  3. 'Sacrilege toward the Individual': The Anti-Pride of Thomas More's Utopia and Anthem's Radical Alternative (John Lewis)
  4. Needs of the Psyche in Ayn Rand's Early Ethical Thought (Darryl Wright)
  5. Breaking the Metaphysical Chains of Dictatorship: Free Will and Determinism in Anthem (Onkar Ghate)
  6. Prometheus' Discovery: Individualism and the Meaning of the Concept "I" in Anthem (Greg Salmieri)
  7. Freedom of Disassociation in Anthem (Amy Peikoff)
  8. Anthem and Collectivist Regression into Primitivism (Andrew Bernstein)

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