Ayn Rand

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Top 10 books about freedom | Adam Wagner
Authors as radically different as Julia Donaldson, John Rawls and Ayn Rand can make us appreciate the value of freedom, and the terrible jeopardy of losing it

Adam Wagner

14, Dec, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Madeline Miller: ‘Reading Ayn Rand was like being dipped in slime’
The author of The Song of Achilles on discovering TS Eliot, her childhood love of James Herriot and the subversive genius of Chinua Achebe

Madeline Miller

11, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 buildings in fiction | David Annand
It may only rarely get built, but imaginary architecture is a crucial support for many stories, from Jane Austen’s Pemberley to Kafka’s Castle and Ballard’s High-Rise

David Annand

16, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 20-page rule: how much time should you give a devastatingly boring book?
Novelist Mark Billingham advises readers to angrily launch a book across the room after 20 non-gripping pages – but almost 40% of people will keep going right to the end

12, Oct, 2021 @1:36 PM

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The Nico Project; The Fountainhead – review
Maxine Peake is a woman possessed in The Nico Project, while Ivo van Hove adapts Ayn Rand’s controversial novel

Claire Armitstead

21, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Fountainhead review – Ivo van Hove hypnotises with Ayn Rand's nonsense
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam present a constantly inventive, four-hour staging of the overheated 1943 polemic

Michael Billington

11, Jul, 2019 @9:29 AM

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From Watchmen to Catch-22: can TV tackle 'unfilmable' books?
Film history is littered with adaptations that didn’t do their literary source material justice. But the small screen’s longer format could be the ideal place for unwieldy texts

Stephen Arnell

21, Feb, 2018 @12:39 PM

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Ayn Rand’s selfish gene is out of date | Letters
Letters: We humans switch our genes on and off and tweak their effects by means of language. We can change our minds. We have free will


16, Apr, 2017 @5:31 PM

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Ayn Rand’s neoliberal legacy is seen today | Letters
Letters: Ayn Rand’s “Objectivism” seems to me no more than a reversion to animal behaviour.


12, Apr, 2017 @5:33 PM

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The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley
Her novel The Fountainhead is one of the few works of fiction that Donald Trump likes and she has long been the darling of the US right. But only now do her devotees hold sway around the world

Jonathan Freedland

10, Apr, 2017 @5:49 PM

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War and Peace … and then what?
Andrew Davies’s triumphant TV series has caused sales of Tolstoy’s epic to soar. Here are five more big reads to fill the gap – from Finnegans Wake to Gravity’s Rainbow. And every one is ripe for the small screen

John Sutherland

08, Feb, 2016 @6:40 PM

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Finally, the Tories get the state’s vital role | Letters
Letters: The ideological difference is not the intervention, which is functionally indispensable, but the underlying values


15, Jan, 2016 @6:57 PM

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