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Rand, Ayn

A Russian-born twentieth-century American writer whose popular novels, including The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, are polemical expositions of her view that controls, governmental and otherwise, inhibit creative individualism.

Note

The protagonist in The Fountainhead, a talented, egotistical architect, is supposedly modeled on Frank Lloyd Wright.
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