“The Fountainhead” () es un clásico y el primer best-seller de Ayn Rand. Traducido al español como “El Manantial”, es la novela que le presenta al mundo. El Manantial has ratings and reviews. Eric_W said: I had not really paid much attention to Ayn Rand, darling of the conservatives (very su. Ayn Rand (screenplay), Ayn Rand (novel) Why Hetty Disappeared on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words . Ayn Rand wanted Clifton Webb to play the villain, but studio chiefs nixed the idea and Robert.

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Roark embodies what Rand believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects Rand’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism.

In her journals Rand described Wynand as “the man who could have been” a heroic individualist, contrasting him to Roark, “the man who can be and is”. The Fountainhead polarized critics and received mixed reviews upon its release. All the excessive elements are just the way Rand presents her philosophy and her moral ideal. But the book strongly and admirably revolves around architecture. I managed never to read any Ayn Rand novels in high school or college and several people I’ve talked to say tha After I finished this book I went back and re-read the first few pages.

Petrified, bone dry writing as though someone taught a crab to type, over written, preachy, boring, self important story that never tries to hide the fact that it is not more than a joyless sermon. This book is commonly accepted as wonderful, but I I read the Fountainhead, the famous book by Ayn Rand that almost everyone else in the country read long ago, before me, and “LOVE love love love love loved” it, well after I should have.

Personally I think it’s overwrought and inappropriate. Isn’t Bill Gates even more heroic because, with all of his wealth and genius, he wants to eradicate malaria from the African continent to “second-handers”? All you have to do is look down. View all 9 comments.


I suppose conservatives latched on to her vigorous rejection of collectivism, no doubt related to her childhood experiences under Communism. A friend convinced me I should give this another shot having tossed it after the first chapter.

To win Keating a prestigious commission offered by Gail Wynand, the owner and manantiap of the BannerDominique agrees to sleep with Wynand. No Man Takes What’s Mine! The Fountainhead had a gradual buildup to a very climactic courtroom scene. The enjoyment of this book comes from weighing Rand’s philosophy for yourself.

There’s a certain kind of gentleman who ell to my reviews and says: What kind of architect says, “I don’t plan to build in order to have clients. How can so many wealthy Christians and Jews abandon the frequent calls of Scripture to help their fellow humanity so often downcast at the hands of exceptionalists?

I’m not sure what Roark would have listened to, but somehow I doubt it would have been post-Romantic treacle although apparently that’s what Rand liked, since her favorite composer was Rachmanninof.

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The Fountainhead does have interesting characters and a decent plot that makes it readable, and that’s what I focus on. Who Needs It The nature of the profession requires some amount of humanitarianism. Dec 28, Stephanie A. Both manatnial and Galt are a matched pair, similar in philosophies, drive and dedication, but different in their approach.

Essays on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. A 25th anniversary edition was issued by the New American Library inincluding a new introduction by Rand. Should I Move On? I can’t stand the protagonists or the antagonists and have become bored, if not annoyed with their sadomasochist elitism.

I will save the rest of what I want to say about her atheism for my review of Atlas Shrugged. 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.

Sciabarra, Chris Matthew When she moved back to New York inshe gathered a group of these admirers to whom she referred publicly as “the Class of ’43” in reference to the year The Fountainhead was published.


If you still want more, go ahead and read Fountainhead but we can’t be friends anymore. After I finished this book I went back and re-read the first few pages.

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Ayn Rand goes there while remaining perfectly true to her Objectivism bullshit. Most important, the novel makes important points about the nature of human progress, who achieves it, how it must struggle for recognition and at what price. Retrieved September 20, I don’t love her politics.

Rand offered The Mainspring as an alternative, but this title had been recently used for another book. He becomes a social climberfocused on improving his career and social standing using a combination of personal manipulation and conformity to popular styles.

With money from the sa Alisa Rosenbaum was born in pre-revolutionary St. View all 5 comments. These proclaimed virtues are portrayed as either weaknesses or as tools of subjugation. Leo, Alex June 11, There were very specific character goals that drove that story. I can’t think of one.

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She exhibited no personality or thought of her own and was perfectly compliant with everything everyone wanted from her He represents ourselves in our weakest moment, the parasite the sticks to a social group to feel more powerful, the second-hander that imitates social acts just to feel cooler.

One of the most controversial elements of the book is the first sexual encounter between Roark and Dominique.

Manantiaal Uyl calls The Fountainhead a “philosophical novel”, meaning that it addresses philosophical ideas and offers a specific philosophical viewpoint about those ideas.

The New Ayn Rand Companion. This was the one with the architect, right? Chambers, decided to reject the book.