An arch-exponent of the morality of altruism, Toohey preaches self-sacrifice and service to others at every opportunity. What does that have to do with architecture — or with literature, theater or other artistic fields with which Toohey also concerns himself? What will happen when Wynand meets Roark and tries to fight for something he sincerely believes in? Who is the truly selfish man and what is the source of his actual motivation and power? She is a passionate idealist who worships human greatness, creative genius, the heroic in man — but she is also convinced that such greatness is doomed to defeat in a world ruled by the mediocre.
What she seeks most of all is to avoid any values that would tie her to the world, any objects of reverence whose destruction she would have to watch. Rather than witness the suffering and drawn-out failure of the ideal, she would prefer to destroy it herself, as a kind of mercy killing. Thus, although she is desperately in love with Howard Roark, she allies with Ellsworth Toohey in a campaign against Roark, working to convince clients not to hire him and doing everything she can to end his career.
How far will she go? And is she right about the world? Post a Comment. They released two albums, a live set in and this album, "Straight From The Source's Mouth", in It's a very nice record with lots of uptempo songs and it's Southern Rock with the emphasis on rock.
When Rand's agent began to criticize the novel, Rand fired the agent and decided to handle submissions herself. While Rand was working as a script reader for Paramount Pictures , her boss put her in touch with the Bobbs-Merrill Company. A recently hired editor, Archibald Ogden, liked the book, but two internal reviewers gave conflicting opinions.
One said it was a great book that would never sell; the other said it was trash but would sell well. Ogden's boss, Bobbs-Merrill president D. Chambers, decided to reject the book. Ogden responded by wiring to the head office, "If this is not the book for you, then I am not the editor for you. Rand worked long hours through to complete the final two-thirds of her manuscript, which she delivered on December 31, Rand offered The Mainspring as an alternative, but this title had been recently used for another book.
She then used a thesaurus and found 'fountainhead' as a synonym. Initial sales were slow, but they began to rise in late , driven primarily by word of mouth. A 25th anniversary edition was issued by the New American Library in , including a new introduction by Rand. In , a 50th anniversary edition from Bobbs-Merrill added an afterword by Rand's heir, Leonard Peikoff. Rand indicated that the primary theme of The Fountainhead was "individualism versus collectivism, not in politics but within a man's soul".
As historian James Baker described it, " The Fountainhead hardly mentions politics or economics, despite the fact that it was born in the s. Nor does it deal with world affairs, although it was written during World War II.
It is about one man against the system, and it does not permit other matters to intrude. Rand chose the profession of architecture as the background for her novel, although she knew nothing about the field beforehand.
Roark's modernist approach to architecture is contrasted with that of most of the other architects in the novel. In the opening chapter, the dean of his architecture school tells Roark that the best architecture must copy the past rather than innovate or improve. In contrast, Keating's mimicry of convention brings him top honors in school and an immediate job offer.
Den Uyl calls The Fountainhead a "philosophical novel", meaning that it addresses philosophical ideas and offers a specific philosophical viewpoint about those ideas. The Fountainhead does not contain this explicit philosophy,  and Rand did not write the novel primarily to convey philosophical ideas.
The Fountainhead polarized critics and received mixed reviews upon its release. Rand sent DeCasseres a letter thanking him for explaining the book's themes about individualism when many other reviewers did not.
Other negative reviews called the characters unsympathetic and Rand's style "offensively pedestrian". In the years following its initial publication, The Fountainhead has received relatively little attention from literary critics. One of the most controversial elements of the book is the first sexual encounter between Roark and Dominique. She called Rand "a traitor to her own sex". Rand's posthumously published working notes for the novel indicate that when she started on the book in , she conceived of Roark's character that "were it necessary, he could rape her and feel justified".
In an essay specifically explaining this scene, Andrew Bernstein wrote that although much "confusion" exists about it, the descriptions in the novel provide "conclusive" evidence of Dominique's strong attraction to Roark and her desire to have sex with him. Although Rand had some mainstream success previously with her play Night of January 16th and had two previously published novels, The Fountainhead was a major breakthrough in her career.
It brought her lasting fame and financial success. She sold the movie rights to The Fountainhead and returned to Hollywood to write the screenplay for the adaptation. The success of the novel brought Rand new publishing opportunities. Bobbs-Merrill offered to publish a nonfiction book expanding on the ethical ideas presented in The Fountainhead.
Though this book was never completed, a portion of the material was used for an article in the January issue of Reader's Digest. The Fountainhead also attracted a new group of fans who were attracted to its philosophical ideas. When she moved back to New York in , she gathered a group of these admirers to whom she referred publicly as "the Class of '43" in reference to the year The Fountainhead was published.
The group evolved into the core of the Objectivist movement that promoted the philosophical ideas from Rand's writing. The Fountainhead has continued to have strong sales throughout the last century into the current one. By , it had sold over 6. It has also been referred to in a variety of popular entertainments, including movies, television series, and other novels. Rand, Lane, and Paterson have been referred to as the founding mothers of the American libertarian movement with the publication of these works.
Yannella said the novel is "a central text of American conservative and libertarian political culture". The book has a particular appeal to young people, an appeal that led historian James Baker to describe it as "more important than its detractors think, although not as important as Rand fans imagine". Ephron wrote that she decided upon rereading that "it is better read when one is young enough to miss the point.
Otherwise, one cannot help thinking it is a very silly book. The Fountainhead has been cited by numerous architects as an inspiration for their work. He said The Fountainhead was not only influential among 20th century architects, but also it "was one, first, front and center in the life of every architect who was a modern architect". Roark Capital Group , a private equity firm, is named for the character Howard Roark.
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But that's just fine by me. So what you get is another classic Outlaw Country album that can hold its own with the best of the genre. I never tire of his beautiful gravelly voice, nor does his Outlaw Country repertoire ever disappoint me. Quality stuff here. And some hot picking as well! Just goes to show, not everything I like the most is bad for me. Labels: Joe Sun. Though I've also read it was actually a Hughie Thomasson solo album. Same difference.
It's slightly more Country than previous Outlaws records, but there's still plenty to get riled up about. It's been out of print almost as soon as it had its release, so enjoy y'all.
What I really had in mind to bring to attention is the legal dispute going on between Henry Paul and Hughie's widow. Apparently the original idea was for Henry Paul to carry on The Outlaws while the latest studio recordings would see their release.About Fridays by the Fountain An outdoor lunch-time concert series, Fridays by the Fountain at Jon R. Hunt Plaza, is a summertime tradition in downtown South Bend! Each summer between the months of June and August, the concert series runs every Friday and features live entertainment from local blues, jazz, rock, folk, and country bands. The.