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The new Ayn Rand companion
Gladstein, Mimi Reisel.
Personal Author:
Revised and expanded edition.
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The Ayn Rand companion. 1984.
Reading Level:
1280 Lexile.
Format :


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PS3535.A547 Z67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An essential guide to the life and works of Ayn Rand, the book chronicles and summarizes her writings, presents information about her national and global impact--and the response to it--and provides the most comprehensive bibliography published to date. Written by an independent scholar who is not part of either the Ayn Rand establishment or the Ayn Rand detractor camp, The New Ayn Rand Companion builds on the foundation of the original. New materials about Rand's posthumous publications, the latest biographical information, and summaries of books and articles about Rand, published since her death, have been added.

Burgeoning interest in Rand, the publication of her Letters and Journals and Russian Writings , and the growing body of critical works necessitates an expanded and revised edition of the Ayn Rand Companion . This new edition is the only general reference work that covers the complete Rand corpus, including both those works published during her life and those published to date.

Author Notes

MIMI REISEL GLADSTEIN is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso. In addition to The Ayn Rand Companion (1984), she is the author of The Indestructible Woman in Faulkner, Hemingway, and Steinbeck (1986), and coeditor of Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand (1999). She has won international awards for her teaching and scholarship on John Steinbeck.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Biographical Datap. 7
Chapter 2 The Fictionp. 25
Chapter 3 A Compendium of Charactersp. 47
Chapter 4 The Nonfictionp. 77
Chapter 5 Criticism of Rand's Worksp. 95
Bibliographyp. 127
Indexp. 153
About the Authorp. 163