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The Defiance of Tragedy

Kirsti Minsaas

Presented at: EuroCon 89

Date: May 26, 1989

This lecture will deal with the role of tragedy in Ayn Rand's fiction. Although Ayn Rand held what she called a "benevolent universe" premise, tragic themes and events play an important part in her literary works. Miss Minsaas will explore Ayn Rand's conception of tragedy from a literary point of view, and discuss how it relates to her basic philosophy. Recommended reading is The Romantic Manifesto and Aristotle's Poetics


Parts: 1

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