"We the Living", by Ayn Rand
Feb 25, 2021
Welcome to Troubadour Talks, a new show where a guest and I discuss a great work of classic literature.
On today's episode I spoke with Jon Hersey of the Objective Standard Institute about Ayn Rand's fist novel, We The Living.
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist. Her dates are 1905-1982. She is most known for her later novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
In this episode Jon and I:
- give a plot summary of the entire work
- discuss the meaning of the novel's themes and plot events
- discuss the main characters (Leo, Andrei and Kira)
- compare and contrast the three characters
- explain why 'We the Living,' written in 1934, is as relevant today as it was then
- talk about why this novel is important to each of us
- give reasons why everyone should read this book today