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Ayn Rand

Главные герои романа - архитектор Говард Рорк и журналистка Доминик Франкон - отстаивают свободу творческой личности в борьбе с обществом, где ценят «равные возможности» для всех. Вместе и поодиночке, друг с другом и друг против друга, но всегда - наперекор устоям толпы. Они - индивидуалисты, их миссия - творить и преобразовывать мир. Через перипетии судеб героев и увлекательный сюжет автор проводит главную идею книги - ЭГО является источником прогресса человечества.
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впервые опубликовано в 1943
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I know, it's a cult. I'm not going to take it too far, but I did enjoy it.      источник
This book was incredibly motivating to me. It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals, and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it.      источник
The protagonist’s audacious self-confidence and refusal to compromise his artistic vision—which was to say, himself—was a fascinating thing to survey.      источник
Sets these bold, stark characters—you could even call them Christ figures—and you think to yourself, 'I want to be that.'      источник
4. Fountainhead Read it at 21 I recall being obsessed with the book, reading it in my college library for hours. It is this book that instilled in me the idea of "resist the obvious" through the eyes of Howard Roark.      источник
I absolutely loved the book. Sure, the characters are extreme and one-dimensional - but to me, that was the point.      источник
It’s one of my favorite books. It’s less of a political statement. It’s just personally one of my favorite books. I’m a fan of architecture.      источник
I think for me one of the core things that is very applicable to my life today is the virtue of independence - is the vision, you know, if you know the idea of Howard Roark who is the architect in The Fountainhead, who has a vision for what he wants to accomplish and, there's some time in the book when he is frustrated in his career because people don't want to build the type of buildings he wants to build. And he's given a choice, a difficult choice, to compromise his integrity or to essentially go out of business. And he has to go and take a job working in a quarry. And for me that model has a lot of resonance. When I think about what I'm doing and the way I'm doing it is more important to me than any amount of money or anything like that because it's my artistic work.      источник
As a kid, I wanted to be an architect. That's before I read The Fountainhead. I mean it is hard to find a profession that pays worse than architecture.      источник
I got sucked into reading this over-the-top manifesto of self-reliance during finals of my first year of college. By the end of the book, I decided to drop out of school. I never returned. It was the best decision of my life.      источник
Healthy selfishness is a great thing.      источник
Defiant in its pursuit of one’s artistic goals, meaning you don’t compromise; you stay truthful to what you’re exploring.      источник