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Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

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  • Full Title: Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
  • Author(s): Edited by Robert Mayhew
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publication Type: Academic
  • ISBN-10: 0-7391-1577-4 (hardcover), 0-7391-1578-2 (paperback)
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  • Description: This is a collection of essays discussing Rand's novel The Fountainhead.


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 The Fountainhead

  1. The Composition of Ayn Rand's First Projection of the Ideal Man: From the Notebook to the Novel (Shoshana Milgram)
  2. Howard Roark and Frank Lloyd Wright (Michael S. Berliner)
  3. Publishing The Fountainhead (Richard Ralston)
  4. The Fountainhead Reviews (Michael S. Berliner)
  5. Adapting The Fountainhead to Film (Jeff Britting)

Part 2: The Fountainhead as Literature and as Philosophy

  1. The Fountainhead as Romantic Novel (Tore Boeckmann)
  2. What Might Be and Ought to Be: Aristotle's Poetics and The Fountainhead (Tore Boeckmann)
  3. Three Inspirations for the Ideal Man: Cyrus Paltons, Enjolras, and Cyrano de Bergerac (Shoshana Milgram)
  4. Understanding the "Rape" Scene in The Fountainhead (Andrew Bernstein)
  5. Humor in The Fountainhead (Robert Mayhew)
  6. The Fountainhead and the Spirit of Youth (B. John Bayer)
  7. The Basic Motivation of the Creators and the Masses in The Fountainhead (Onkar Ghate)
  8. Independence in The Fountainhead (Tara Smith)
  9. Roark's Integrity (Dina Schein)
  10. A Moral Dynamiting (Amy Peikoff)

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