Ayn Rand returned to Hollywood in late 1943 to write the screenplay for The Fountainhead

Ayn Rand returned to Hollywood in late 1943 to write the screenplay for The Fountainhead

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Unformatted text preview: Ayn Rand returned to Hollywood in late 1943 to write the screenplay for The Fountainhead , but war- time restrictions delayed production until 1948. Working part-time as a screenwriter for producer Hal Wallis, Rand wrote such scripts as Love Letters and You Came Along and began Atlas Shrugged in 1946. In 1951, Rand moved permanently back to New York City and devoted herself full-time to the completion of Atlas Shrugged, which was published in 1957. Despite extremely negative reviews, Atlas Shrugged quickly became a best-seller. After the publication of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand realized that she would have to identify the philosophy that made her heroes possible. She termed it Objectivism and described it as "a philosophy for living on earth." Rand's theory holds that man gains knowledge only through reason. The "Objectivism in Action" section of the Introduction to the Novel offers further insight into Rand's...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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