New York, NYUSA 10017
October 7, 2012
graphic designer--I designed The Objectivist newsletter & other items for Ayn Rand, ads in NYTimes Book Review for Leonard Peikoff for his Ominous Parallels, & other Objectivist related items, some recently. I write the Junto newsletter: NYCjunto.com
I first read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged in 1959. I've read each many times. I've read all she wrote but I stay away from most of the books produced with the help of the Ayn Rand Institute, since almost all change her words and sometimes her meaning, without brackets or any other notice. I was pleased recently to learn "The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers" is properly done, using her words and makes it clear if any portion has been left out, etc. (I admire the work being done by The Ayn Rand Institute, and hope someday they'll help republish these other books properly.) I find this reading group a thrilling way to experience Rand's work. It's too easy for me to get wrapped up in the story and the ideas. By studying a chapter a month I find it easier to take my time to focus on details and to think about Rand's ideas and elements of her style. Plus it's fun to share the thoughts of other doing the same reading.