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‘El manantial’, de Ayn Rand, o el eslogan de la novela liberal
Preview — El Manantial by Ayn Rand. El Manantial by Ayn Rand. Howard Roark, un hombre 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.
Published September 16th first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about El Manantialplease sign up. I can’t stand the protagonists or the antagonists and have 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 read 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 story. 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 book is the equivalent of a drunk, eloquent asshole talking to you all night at a bar.
You know you should just leave and you could never explain later why you didn’t, but you just sit there listening to the guy ramble on. It’s all bullshit, and his arguments defending, say, his low-key but all-consuming misogyny aren’t that good and don’t even really make sense, but just for a second you find yourself thinking, “Huh, the man might have a point You feel dirty and bad afterwards, realizing how close you came to the abyss, but there was that one second where, for some reason, his selfish, arrogant stances, which have hardened into granite truth for him, bluntly force you into a momentary empathy with his ideas–ironically, the one thing he will never, no matter how many shots of Jameson you buy him, give you.
The only real difference between the drunk at the bar and The Fountainhead is that the drunk probably wouldn’t go so far as claiming, when relating an account of rape, that the woman wanted it, even craved it. Ayn Rand goes there while remaining perfectly true to her Objectivism bullshit.
At least the drunk might buy you a drink. Ayn Rand would probably object to it on philosophical grounds. View all 86 comments. Christopher Bergman I felt the same way about your review. Dec 27, As literature, I found the book dry, predictable, and overwrought. As philosophy, I found it circular, wholly unfounded, and completely contradicting reality.
This book is like a net set for unsuspecting minds. It breaches their defenses with a twisted logic, attempting to preclude any conclusions but the ones it sets forth. Of course, it follows a natural flow from the author’s assumptions: Nothing matters, except that you do what As literature, I found the book dry, predictable, and overwrought. Nothing matters, except that you do what you want.
Only if you violate your own integrity are you doing wrong; and yet, this violation is quite easy: If you believe this tripe, then you’ve probably already found a more intelligent and articulate champion for these values.
In that case, I’d encourage you to read those authors instead, but ultimately come to the correct conclusion that the three aforementioned assumptions are a load of bullshit. If you don’t believe this stuff, don’t waste your time on this book. View all 6 comments. This book is easily described as garbage. Poorly imagined, poorly conceived and poorly written it is only exceptional in the lengths it will go to justify the morally, ethically and socially reprehensible behavior of the central character who’s vaunted genius amounts in the end to nothing more than being a willful disobedient ass.
He is neither original or exceptional, he is simply an ass, and is treated as an object of admiration for it. A thoroughly disgusting piece of writing. View all 48 comments. There’s a certain kind of gentleman who comes to my reviews and says: John Oliver on “How is Ayn Rand still a thing? But she’s something you’re supposed to grow out of, like ska music or handjobs. If you want to read some Rand, start with Anthem, which is awful but short so you’ll get the idea.
If you still want more, go ahead and read Fountainhead but we can’t be friends anymore.
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No one should read Atlas Shrugged and in fact no one ever has. Listen, Ayn Rand’s entire philosophy comes down to “I’m an asshole. You appear to be having difficulty spotting the asshole, friend.
View all 16 comments. When he saw Bill Belichick in the hallway before the press conference, Tom Coughlin’s face mananhial into a whine. The muscular coach set his prominent jaw, and his hard, handsome eyes glistened. By this time, a large crowd of reporters had gathered. Your offense is unstoppable! How am I supposed to go on the field with my weak players or my simple, predictable playcalling?? I tell you it isn’t fair!
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We deserve to be helped! This is social treason! The smaller man cowed and threw his hands to his face in a pathetic flail.
I was taught in the ways of strength. Yes, my men will manatnial today. But it’s because we’ve had the courage to act on our judgment, and the fortitude to trust our decisions. Long ago, we were faced with a choice—the same choice you faced. And now, today, you ask me not only to cut manantiao wrists and bleed on your behalf You would also have me fund, design, and build the knife.
You accuse me of social treason, and yet you beg me to betray myself.
PatriotsGiants — View all 8 comments. I once broke up with someone because she was an ardent follower of Ayn Rand. View all 7 comments. Egads, I hate this book.
wl I first read it 6 years ago when I was 16, and I thought to myself, this book is an enormous pile of compressed dog feces.
However, because I’m aware of the fact that our judgement at the age of 16 is not necessarily quite so excellent as most of us liked to think it was, I decided recently to reread it, and see if I understood what other people saw in this book. I still have absolutely no clue. Ever read a book that changed your life as a kid, I mean totally reconfigured your perceptions of life and how mahantial should be lived? This was one of those books for me. It blew me away as a kid.
My hero was Roark and his rugged individualism and integrity. Upon rereading this 50th anniversary hardback edition as an adult, I was appalled at this amoral tale. Roark is a sociopathic monster whose integrity is blind and callous. The Objectivism that Rand uses to undergird this story seem Ever read a book that changed your life as a kid, I mean totally reconfigured your perceptions of life and how it should be lived?
The Objectivism that Rand uses to undergird this story seems to find ethics of communities, or how we should act towards each other, repugnant.