The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

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ISBN-13: 9780786187201
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.


Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. She has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children's fiction. AudioFile magazine says, "Marguerite Gavin...has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion."


Peter Schwartz is a writer and journalist who follows the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand. He was the original editor for the Intellectual Activist and has contributed to books that reprint articles by Rand and other Objectivist writers, such as The Voice of Reason and Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. He is also the author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America and The Battle for Laissez-Faire Capitalism.

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Editor's Prefacexi
1.Preliminary Remarks1
2.Choosing a Subject and Theme7
3.Judging One's Audience18
4.Applying Philosophy Without Preaching It27
5.Creating an Outline41
6.Writing the Draft: The Primacy of the Subconscious57
7.Editing88
8.Style105
9.Book Reviews and Introductions145
10.Writing a Book158
11.Selecting a Title168
12.Acquiring Ideas for Writing174
AppendixSelected Outlines Used by Ayn Rand in Writing Articles183
Index189

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