Week Rotation #1
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Risk - Taking Researcher
By beginning to read the book Anthem, I decided to learn a little bit about the author, Ayn Rand. How did she find the ideas to create such a philosophical book?
Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum was born in February 2, 1905 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She is known for to book, best-sellers, The Fountainhead and Altlas Shrugged. Hers books are known for developing a philosophical system called Objectivism.
Ayn Rand was born in Russia, and moved to the United States in 1926 (eleven years of age). Ayn was the oldest of three siblings, to a jew family. Zinovy Rosenbaum (Father) was known for being a successful pharmacist and businessman. At a young age, Ayn found school unchallenging and began writing screenplays at the age of eight and novels at the age of ten. Ayn Rand lived through the Russian Revolution, and fled to the Crimean Peninsula.
Anthem was actually created as a screenplay during Ayn's years living in Russia. After migrating to the United States, Rand 'forgot' about Anthem, but reconsidered in the future.
Initially, Ayn planned on publishing Anthem as a magazine story, convinced by her agent to publish it as a book. In 1935, Anthem was published in England, as for no publishing agencies were into publishing her book to sell in the United States. Finally in 1946, Anthem was finally published and sold around the United States.