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Howard Roark, un dd cuyo arrogante orgullo en su trabajo es absolutamente merecido, un arquitecto innovador que lucha contra una sociedad que adora tradiciones, un individuo independiente que se niega rotundamente a hacer concesiones en los principios que conciernen a su vida y a su trabajo.
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I can’t stand the protagonists or the antagonists and mnaantial become bored, if not annoyed with their sadomasochist elitism. I have a feeling a good editor could have chopped this down to pages from the that make up this edition. John H Sneed Brett, reading is entertainment. If the story is not entertaining, don’t any it. Come back in five years and give it a another try.
Your personal …more Brett, reading is entertainment. Your personal experience and your view on life is important if this book ‘speaks’ to you.
Give Ayn Rand the benefit of the doubt and let her tell her rqnd. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Was anyone else surprised that after the trial the book is only half-way through?
Mike I was not, but had read Rand before. I don’t feel it trudged on and on, but then again, the concept of pride in the work you do.
Ownership of ideas, …more I was not, but had read Rand before. Ownership of ideas, and a belief in the self is something I subscribe to. Ayn Rand is not for everyone, but I enjoy her books immensely. See all 14 questions about El Manantial…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I had not really manantal much attention to Ayn Rand, darling of the conservatives very surprisingly, actually until I began reading her biography.
When I asked around to see who had actually read any of her work, I found only a few, but lots of opinions about Rand herself.
Often those comments ascribed beliefs to Rand that were at opposite poles of the spectrum, from conservative to radical, individualist rabd Nazi fascist.
Her biography revealed a complex and very interesting individual, so it was time to dig into her works personally.
The Fountainhead tells the story of Howard Roark, an architect.
The conversation with the dean, who tried to persuade Roark to come back into the fold, represents the central theme of the book, the conflict between those who are realitycentered against those who define their lives through the eyes of other people.
Roark seeks employment with Cameron, an architect whose designs tried to incorporate using the advantages of new materials, e. Cameron began to design buildings the way he wanted rather than how his clients demanded.
His business dwindled to nothing, but he was sought out by Roark. Roark is a brilliant but struggling iconoclast, while his rival and former classmate Peter Keating rises to the top of his profession by using obsequiousness, manipulation, and deception. His primary concern is how he is perceived by others. He designs by copying from the past, never thinking independently.
Both men are in love with Dominique Falcon, a brilliant, passionate woman, who falls in love with Roark, admires his genius, but who is convinced his genius has no chance in a corrupt world.
The villain of the book is Ellsworth Toohey, an architectural critic of note, who denounces Roark for his failure to adhere to the accepted standards of the day.
Toohey believes that the individual must sacrifice his independence to the will of others, i. Toohey is employed by Gail Wynand, a publisher whose paper caters to the lowest common denominator to gain power. He comes to admire Roark and must then decide whether he will continue to pander to popular taste or live according to his higher standards. Rand and her novels have been vilified by the left-wing as reactionary and praised by conservatives as brilliant and influential.
She celebrated atheism, a kind of free love, very strong women, and a rejection of parental values and social norms. She despised the religious believer who without questioning adopts the religious beliefs of his parents, conforming without thinking. Morality becomes something practical and relative. For example, Roark dynamites a government building project that has been altered, so he can gain access to the courts since the government cannot be sued.
He has such strong personal will that he will just do what he thinks is right. He also pals around with one of the construction workers who admires him because he is the only architect that understands construction, and, indeed, Roark makes the point that he loves engineering and building. That sounds more like sixties liberalism than what I hear conservatives espouse.
Rand is clearly a romantic who believed that man can live up to an ideal, and reason can help them achieve the independence and the happiness that depends on that independence. What infuriates liberals, as far as I can gather, was her unfailing adherence to capitalism.
I suppose conservatives latched on to her vigorous rejection of collectivism, no doubt related to her childhood experiences under Communism. This is not to say Rand celebrates nonconformity for its own sake.
The conformist must learn the beliefs of others to kanantial to them; the nonconformist must learn the standards so as to avoid adhering to them.
‘El manantial’, de Ayn Rand, o el eslogan de la novela liberal
Both groups are psychological dependents. Rand celebrates the independent thinker, the individualist who lives on his own terms. The individualist creates his own standards and adheres to them regardless of what others do or think. He has a commitment to reason and facts. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing. Read the book; make up your own mind!
View all 17 comments. 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. Roark embodies what Rand believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects Rand’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism.
View all 4 comments. So there was this girl I loved, deeply loved, and our love was key to the end manatial my first marriage.
Aayn and I had been in love for a couple of months, and it was the night before I was leaving for my anniversary trip. She was at her family reunion, and at the time I had no idea she was with her lover I later discovered that their affair had spanned countries and years ; I felt paradoxical Catholic guilt for my pseudo-adultery and the liberation of being freshly in love as I sat at my backyard pool and let my feet brush C’s in the cool water under the moonlight.
El Manantial by Ayn Rand (4 star ratings)
That night she told me of her love for Ayn Rand ‘s Fountainheada book I’d long ignored, supposing it and its politics were not for me. She opined about Objectivism and selfishness, and I was intrigued as only one in love and full of their own selfishness could be. So when I reached my first airport bookstore in DC the next day, I sought a yan of Fountainhead and bought it during my layover. It became a constant companion during the rest of my trip. The next day I began racking up the largest cell phone bill I’ve ever produced, talking to C at all hours of the day and wherever I happened to be: A Sense of Life.
Coincidence, but a fascinating one that made me enjoy and love the book more than it deserved. And I did love the book. She goes on and on, but she does it beautifully, which makes me understand why her ideas are so beloved by those on the other side of the political membrane. She propagandizes like Goebbels. She makes you want to believe. Hell, rwnd even makes rape seem acceptable ish. How bizarre is man?
View all 19 comments. If I were to suspect the artist of having written out of passion and in passion, my confidence would immediately vanish, for it would serve no purpose to have supported the order of causes by the order of ends. It is not philosophy. It lacks any understanding of how an economy functions. A childish affirmation of pure entitlement.
It is just a rant told through a really bad piece of fiction. View ay 36 comments. The Fountainhead is a tale of both defeat and triumph. It is depressing and exalting, inviting and repugnant. And its philosophy, like all great lies, is more than three-quarters true. In this lengthy novel, Ayn Rand presents her ideal man and her philosophy of objectivism.