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Not only is Dr. Mayhew's book the first compilation of scholarly essays on Ayn Rand's classic novel The Fountainhead, it also contains some brilliant work and insights of many of the top Ayn Rand scholars working today. I'm very excited to see that The Fountainhead-one of the greatest and most popular novels of the 20th century-is now receiving the kind of scholarly attention that it clearly deserves. (Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute)

Whether you are interested in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead as a cultural phenomenon, a literary creation or a philosophical manifesto, this collection of essays illuminates it with insights, large and small, on every page. It has given me a deeper appreciation for every aspect of this great novel and for its author. (James G. Lennox, University of Pittsburgh)

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Robert Mayhew is professor of philosophy at Seton Hall University.

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  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (November 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739115782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739115787
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,780,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By William Bucko on September 24, 2007
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Most people don't read literary criticism for pleasure. With good reason: most of it's pretentious, muddle-headed, even corrupt, spouting the poisonous dogma that your mind can't see facts, all it sees is warped by "class, race, and gender." (Then how can they claim that as fact?)

This book is a glowing exception.

It's a clear, straightforward, helpful, and fascinating look at Ayn Rand's immortal classic, written by noted scholars. Here are partial contents:

"The Fountainhead" from Notebook to Novel: The Composition of Ayn Rand's First Ideal Man, by Shoshana Milgram

Howard Roark and Frank Lloyd Wright, by Michael Berliner

Adapting "The Fountainhead" to Film, by Jeff Britting

"The Fountainhead" as a Romantic Novel, by Tore Boeckmann

What Might Be and Ought to Be: Aristotle's "Poetics" and "The Fountainhead," by Tore Boeckmann

Three Inspirations for the Ideal Man: Cyrus Paltons, Enjolras, and Cyrano de Bergerac, by Shoshana Milgram

Unborrowed Vision: Independence and Egoism in "The Fountainhead," by Tara Smith

Rorak's Integrity, by Dina Schein

A Moral Dynamiting, by Amy Peikoff

Highly recommended! Don't miss it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 24, 2008
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Robert Mayhew's collection of essays is a fine addition to the growing literature on the fiction of Ayn Rand, next to his previous Essays on Anthem and Essays on We the Living (and the upcoming Essays on Atlas Shrugged). I've read most of the essays in this volume and can particularly recommend Onkar Ghate's, which I think really captures the essence and meaning of the novel. Ghate discusses the novel from the perspective of the conflict between the creators and the second handers and makes many excellent points. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DONKEY on April 23, 2014
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Most of the 15 essays are very good, yet a few are better left unread.

The best for me, by far, was Onkar Ghate's "The Basic Motivation of the Creators and the Masses in The Fountainhead." He summed up the story brilliantly and I think his essay should be considered as an afterword to a future edition of the novel.

The worst, by far, were Tore Boeckmann's two essays. Unnecessarily convoluted and very repetitive (both should be combined and heavily edited) Especially the 2nd one "Aristotle's Poetics and The Fountainhead" where he actually gives away the ending to "We The Living." (pg. 171 in the hardcover)
Thankfully, I'm reading Ayn Rand's novels in order, so I've already read "We The Living" but if I hadn't, I would be extremely pissed off. Along with his written spaghetti and repetitive ideas, the fact that he spoils an ending like that, left a very bad impression.

The remainder were very good with several fun facts and insights I found interesting.

I have to take one star off for the blemish of Tore Boeckmann's obvious faux-pas on an otherwise great collection of studies.
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