Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Too often critics and proponents of Ayn Rand's work have overlooked her contribution to debates in the twentieth century over the role of the novel in an age of mass politics. Echoing many midcentury literary critics, Rand defended the novel as an essential tool in countering the ideological passions that had led to recent political terrors. But Rand abandoned the notion of the novel as merely a fictional representation of the world as it is and instead blended realism and romance to show the world as it should be, a revolutionary impulse that countered liberal understandings of the novel.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2169-7132
Print ISSN
1526-1018
Pages
pp. 138-169
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-23
Open Access
No
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