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RAND, Ayn
Vandalism Ayn Rand Typescript/Manuscript
The Los Angeles Times, 1962. Fine. UNMATCHED Manuscript Ayn Rand! Rarely available, this FINE, heavily edited by Rand, typescript (3p) & Handwritten manuscript (2p) 5 pages, REVEALING THE CORE OF RAND'S AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY: "AN ACT OF VANDALISM WAS TELEVISED BY NBC ON DEC. 6; THE VICTIM WAS ROSTAND'S 'CYRANO DE BERGERAC.'" Written for Rand's 1962 column in the Los Angeles Times, presented here is her copiously edited manuscript criticizing the "ineptitude displayed by this show," but more importantly providing an early distillation of Rand's entire esthetic philosophy seven years before The Romatic Manifesto was published. Rand devoted a significant number of her columns not to politics or world affairs but to art. Rand's praise runs from two of history's greatest Romantic writers Victor Hugo and Edmond Rostand to the detective stories of Mickey Spillane. Her condemnation ranges from "most of today's so-called 'serious' writers" to those attacking the popular television show, "The Untouchables." (This Manuscript is also available from us.) Among her insights, Rand stresses the importance of art, the importance of experiencing the concrete projection of values and ideals, to a rational person. Further, she showcases how the field of art serves as a barometer of the philosophic health or disease of a culture. Her additions and deletions are available only here in this manuscript form. Rand's tenure at The Los Angeles Times lasted from June through mid-December 1962. Rand even pens the word count in her own hand! Almost 60 years old, this Ayn Rand manuscript in Library Qualit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PEN ULTIMATE RARE BOOKS [Catskill, NY, U.S.A.]
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