Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This article examines the new type of hero created by Ayn Rand and finds its roots in Chernyshevsky's "new human." Rand's characters share such features as extremism, asceticism, escapism, and the desire to transform the world. Moreover, Rand's heroes exhibit the self-building and "wholeness" traits of the "superhuman" as found in myths and in Renaissance and Masonic ideas.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2169-7132
Print ISSN
1526-1018
Pages
pp. 275-284
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-02
Open Access
No
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