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Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem
     

Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem

by Robert Mayhew (Editor), Michael S. Berliner (Contribution by), Andy Bernstein (Contribution by), Harry Binswanger (Contribution by), Tore Boeckmann (Contribution by)
 

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In this first book-length study of Ayn Rand's anti-utopia Anthem, essays explore the historical, literary, and philosophical themes presiding in this novella written in opposition to the totalitarianism of the Soviet Union (and Nazi Germany). Written in 1937, published in 1938 in Britain, and subsequently in a revised form in the United States in 1946, Anthem

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In this first book-length study of Ayn Rand's anti-utopia Anthem, essays explore the historical, literary, and philosophical themes presiding in this novella written in opposition to the totalitarianism of the Soviet Union (and Nazi Germany). Written in 1937, published in 1938 in Britain, and subsequently in a revised form in the United States in 1946, Anthem investigates the importance of the ego and freedom, and the individual against the state. Editor Robert Mayhew has collected a variety of essays dealing with such topics including: the history behind the novella's creation, publication, and reception; its connection to other anti-utopian novels; and, the significance of ego and freedom, which it portrays and defends. This book is important to philosophers as well as readers looking to gain a better understanding of Ayn Rand and Anthem.

Editorial Reviews

Allan Gotthelf
This collection sheds powerful light on the origins, literary genius, and striking philosophical depth of Ayn Rand's wonderful little novel. Some of the essays are astonishingly good.
Gary Hull
This book is filled with scholarly nuggets that provide insightful analyses of the history, literary techniques, and philosophic principles in Ayn Rand's futuristic novelette Anthem. It is valuable reading for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of this classic work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110317
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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Robert Mayhew is Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University.

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