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Anthem | Ayn Rand
A dystopian terror for teens and adults Ayn Rand's shortest work images a world where education is banned and there is one word punishable by death -- "I." The hero discovers that man's greatest duty is the pursuit of his own happiness and embodies the philosophies explored in Rand's later and longer works, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.
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kelidanielle
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A small book with a big message; amazing how literature can capture concepts that are still prevalent and relevant a century later.

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kennedimartin
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Anthem was one of my favorite books growing up. It‘s a dystopian SF novel that focuses around a character who‘s “different” than the rest of his society. I would highly recommend this book as a guided reading because some parts are hard to understand based off of the pronouns the characters use- everyone is we or us because there is no individuality in the society. Using ESOL 13 with students would help with comprehension before and after reading.

kennedimartin Using UDL 9.3 would allow students to understand the text better and ask questions about certain sections of the book if needed. https://www.aynrand.org/-/media/pdf/teacher-resources/lessonplans_and_studyguide... this PDF I found a great resource by Ayn Rand and it has comprehension questions, projects and other assignments to use in the classroom. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 2mo
Jeralyn I love that book:)) 2mo
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MrBook
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This was the second audiobook listened to on today‘s long trek across #Pennsylvania and back. Sometimes short books are more satisfying. Amirite? 😁

Reecaspieces Love Ayn Rand! 3mo
Soubhiville I loved this book. 3mo
jb72 I definitely love the accomplished feeling of getting a few short books read. 3mo
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LondElle89
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My first time reading Ayn Rand! I picked the smallest of her masterpieces, but I think it was an excellent introduction. I highly enjoyed this book. It's your typical dystopian novel, but it was the first of its kind, I believe. It's beautifully written, I loved Rand's prose. It was so well thought out and precise. Rand tends to be a controversial author but I think her works can produce some insightful discourse whether it be good or bad. 4/5 ***

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kdienert
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re-reading an old favorite. I try and read at least 30 minutes every night and my goal for the summer is 20+ books.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I really liked it. I love the dystopian genre, and this is classic dystopian. Emphasizes the corrupting influence of power and how any philosophy, taken to extremes, is dangerous and destructive. This book focuses on a futuristic nightmare of a collective society where the individual does not exist outside of the needs of the group. The protagonist‘s journey leads him on a voyage of self-discovery; he discovers the concept of “I.”

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gjacobs
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I haven't been doing nearly as much reading lately, and I blame this guy. :P I think I've spent more time outside in the last few weeks than I did in the last 6 months! #dogsoflitsy #poodle #rocketman #mrfloof

GondorGirl He's beautiful! 13mo
gjacobs @GondorGirl Thank you! I pretty much spend all my time with him now, haha. I'm a little obsessed. :P 13mo
Scurvygirl He‘s so adorable! 🙀💙💙 13mo
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ChairGorilla1959
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Ayn Rand is trash. Not worth reading.

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shendrix413
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This was a great dystopian classic! I really enjoyed getting to know the MC and watching him change and grow.
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Cinfhen I‘m really into dystopian now...maybe I‘ll give this a try on @SerialReader 💜 1y
shendrix413 @Cinfhen super fast read! I kept jumping ahead because I was enjoying it so much! It's only 8 issues 1y
Cinfhen Oh good!! I haven‘t used my serial reader app in months 🙄 1y
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Morr_Books
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These are the first and last books on my bookshelf. #24in48

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Anescapewithinthepages
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A reminder that you owe the world nothing, you are not required to do a damn thing. We choose to because we want to, and that is wonderful but don't ever let anyone back you into a corner. #myowntwocents

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Anescapewithinthepages
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A favorite read this year! The Anthem takes place in a society where everyone is a We, instead of an I. When one citizen starts to question what he has been told he begins to ask the definition of individuality and humanity. Ayn Rand tells this story with power and purpose, I was blown away by how fitting this message is for our current society. You are one person, and is enough to change our entire reality. Humanities flaws are every changing. 💡

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AAmuses
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Familiar themes. Presented simply.

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AAmuses
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Bureaucracy in a nutshell 🤣

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krismlars
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Decided to give Ayn Rand another chance after failing to finish Fountainhead three times. #serialreader

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Spacecowboytx
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I am on this novella short story kick. Can‘t remember where or when but was told to read this once upon a time.

So I enjoyed the tone the book set from the beginning.
I enjoyed the descriptions of daily monotonous life that Prometheus describes. The fact that this was written more than 50 years ago blows my mind. It feels so relevant and like a current best seller. 9 stars
#immigrantreads

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IamIamIam
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Oh Ayn Rand... I bet she was fun at parties.
So this story wasn't terrible but it really illustrated Rand's philosophy. I've read worse! #TeamEgo

britt_brooke 😆 This is the only book of hers I‘ve read .... and will remain as such. 2y
IamIamIam LOL, good choice, @britt_brooke! I read Atlas Shrugged years ago & still don't know why!!! 😂 2y
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IamIamIam
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My afternoon painting project for the Halloween party at school & I decided to listen to some uplifting Ayn Rand while basking in the sun. I think my subconscious is being affected by the skeletons on the tree... lol, it will resemble a Tim Burton creation by the time I'm done, hopefully!
#NightmareBeforeChristmas

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Readage
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• finished part 4; ready to see where this is leading •

#classics #aynrand #literature #currentlyreading #SerialReader #apps #digitalreads

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LouBeth
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I'm not positive that this book was banned but it was the first thing that popped in my head when I thought about this tag. I read it in high school and aging a few years later and loved it both times.
#bannedbooklove #backtoreading
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

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lyssamarie_reads
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A brilliant, philosophical story about a future world where "I" does not exist. We are one, and individuality is a sin. Reminiscent of Yevgeny Zamtatin's "We," "Anthem" is a quick but powerful read. Check out my full review here: https://theultimatebookgeek.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/anthem-book-review/.
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#aynrand #anthem #classics #philosophy #dystopian

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Africa_Reads
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A unique dystopian novella focusing on the power of I, or individual freedom and personal satisfaction.

It gives a distinct perspective of focusing on one's own self and avoiding the constraints of collectivism.

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jdtchicago

We, Equality 7-2521, were not happy in those year in the Home of the Students. It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked at us.

Suet624 Ugh. 2y
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jdtchicago

But what is freedom? Freedom from what? There is nothing to take a man's freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. That and nothing else.

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jdtchicago

I owe nothing to my brothers, nor do I gather debts from them. I ask none to live for me, nor do I live for any others. I covet no man's soul, nor is my soul theirs to covet.

I am neither foe nor friend to my brothers, but such as each of them shall deserve of me. And to earn my love, my brothers must do more than to have been born. I do not grand my love without reason, nor to any chance passer-by who may wish to claim it.

Suet624 Ayn Rand. I really dislike her uncaring and ruthless approach to helping others. 2y
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jdtchicago

What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom, if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey?

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jdtchicago

My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.

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jdtchicago
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At first, man was enslaved by the gods. But he broke their chains. Then he was enslaved by the kings. But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race. But he broke their chains. He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and there is no right on earth above this right.

Texreader 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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bitterbear
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emilyhaldi
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When "We" takes over and "I" no longer exists. #ruletheworld #junetunz

Cinfhen DEEP 😍😜🙌🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola You're really going hard on these challenges. Love it! 2y
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Giovannacb
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Just read this in one sitting. The writing is amazing and the allegories and references to other literary works and political ideologies is amazing!

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JazzFeathers
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Haven't read any of her books yet, but if this is the attitud, l think l should really seeks her out.

Anyone read anything of hers?

Redwritinghood Yes, they are good but a little preachy - they are mainly indictments of communism. 2y
JazzFeathers @Redwritinghood l thought they might be. But l might try her anyway 😊 2y
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ReadingOver50
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My first Ayn Rand and I loved it. Such an imaginative work. I am excited to read more by her.

Texreader I enjoyed her books immensely. 2y
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ReadingOver50
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Decided to get back to serial reader. This is my new read and I am loving it so far 😀

tjwill I want to get back to Serial Reader soon. I have so many books TBR! 2y
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EmilyM
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Read it for the book club I run with students where I teach. This is my first Ayn Rand book--don't know if I could make it through the longer books of hers. For fans of Hunger Games and other dystopian books, this is one that started the genre off--(I prefer Brave New World, myself)

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ssravp
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Another one that I've been meaning to get to. Seemed tailor made for Serial Reader. I'm glad that I read it, but I can't say that it did very much for me.

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tracy_anne8
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My pick for #badcovergoodbook is this one. I, for some reason, hate this cover and think they could have come up with something better. #aprilbookshowers

Donna_sBookMinute I found an interesting edition of this book last week. Looking forward to reading it. 2y
tracy_anne8 @Donna_sBookMinute It's an interesting book and one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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Addizdarevic
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"I am. I think. I will." -Ayn Rand

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tracy_anne8
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“My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.”
― Ayn Rand, Anthem

#favoritequote #riotgrams

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intothehallofbooks
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Reread! In this world, there is no individual thought or expression, and decision-making is forbidden. Jobs and names are assigned to you. One individual steps out and defies the system in order to find his own way.

I think the story ends with hope. This isn't as jaw-dropping as 1984 in terms of relevance to today (phew!) but still a worthy read.

Also: Only recently did I find that Ayn Rand + her books are so controversial among readers. Wowza!

Suet624 Rand writes a great story but I really dislike her world view. 2y
clconn17 It blows my mind that individual freedom would be a controversial thing. I would hope everyone would want that! This was a great book. Atlas Shrugged is amazing also. 2y
Redjewel_7734 @clconn17 I don't think it's individual freedom that's controversial...it's Rand's world view which takes individualism to a radical extreme that is controversial because, as we see time & time again, anything taken to extremes is problematic. (edited) 2y
Laalaleighh It's not her books, it's her political philosophy of objectivism. If you want a full understanding of why, skip ahead to the end of atlas shrugged and read John Galts 100 page diatribe. It's just her own political philosophy shoe-horned into a book about making excuses for why it was actually noble for terrible people to be terrible people. 2y
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Reecaspieces
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This is an old library book. Not sure where or how I got it. I am sure it was my mother's at one point. Inside on the check out slip it says "must be read only after reading The Fountainhead". I love good librarians! #riotgrams #onewordtitles @bookriot

minkyb 💜💜💜 2y
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The_Literary_Jedi
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Such an amazing book. I was supposed to teach this to my 10th graders but curriculum was changed so I didn't but it's a fantastic and appropriate book right now! My first read for #LitsyAtoZ letter "A"

Texreader Yes another great classic 2y
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The_Literary_Jedi
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Stuck at work when I'd rather be reading the first of my #LitsyAtoZ books - I was supposed to teach my 10th grade AVID kiddos the book but curriculum changed so now I can read it all through and not a chapter a week! 📚

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haileybean
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I haven't ever read anything by Ayn Rand. I've always been hesitant to because of the controversy surrounding her, and also because her books are ginormous and that intimidated me. I started reading this not knowing what I was getting in to and almost bailed at one point, but now I'm sucked in. I have to stop myself from reading ahead and just let it come in daily pieces.

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M-D
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@Kat_Reads was talking about this app so I figured I would give it a shot. Will help me along on my #192019challenge. Getting 1938 out of the way early.

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storiesandstethoscopes
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Starting this today, my first Ayn Rand novel!

Ruri_kaichou This was also my first Ayn Rand novel! I liked it a lot 2y
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The_Literary_Jedi
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"We repeat this to ourselves, but it helps us not." (19)
I'm teaching my 10th graders this novel next week...#LitsyAtoZ #theliteraryjedi

Texreader Fantastic! Happy to hear another generation will read this meaningful book. 2y
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