Sunday, November 2, 2014

Anthem Part 7&8

It seems a little bit late, but It's better than nothing. You may not believe it, but this is my first blog post. I had some reasons.

The author of Anthem, is Ayn Rand (you may have seen it from the cover).

  • Who? Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum. Daughter of Zinovy Rosenbaum, a pharmacist and businessman.
  • What? The Author of Anthem, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, etc. Also a Russian-American novelist, Philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter.
  • When? She was born in Russia, February 2, 1905. She was educated in Russia then moved to America in 1926. In 1935, the novel Anthem was published. After creating other novels, she passed away at the age of 77, March 6 1982.
  • Where? Born in Russia, Moved to America in the age of 21. Anthem was first published in England.
Extra Information.

Half-length monochrome portrait photo of Ayn Rand, seated, holding a cigarette     At Ayn Rand's early ages, she thought school was unchallenging so she started playwriting and creating novels.

                                                (From seeing Ayn Rand's hand, she may have smoked.)


  1. Jaewon,

    Your posts show some clear and straight-forward facts, but have you ever thought of where Ayn Rand got her ideas from? The Russian Revolution influenced her book greatly, as she saw communism sticking over Russia. She also created a new type of philosophy, Collectivism. She has written many novels, two of them best-sellers.

    She shows specific themes in this book, like the lack of individualism.

  2. Jaewon,

    Great facts! In my opinion, your post shows a small content of explanation, but really specific details about Ayn Rand. Something I would have liked to read about in your post is more of Ayn Rand's timeline in terms of the book. In fact, this would be a great topic to research because as read, this book is a very strange one referring to the writing and plot. Consequently, knowing the types of things she was doing at the moment would help the audience understand why she was writing such bizarre stories. For example, the writer from Alice In Wonderland was rumored that he was intoxicated with drugs while writing his book. Which is the explanation of why Alice in Wonderland was so abnormal and strange. In conclusion, the readers would be much more pleased if you were to write a bit more about the writing process of Anthem.