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"We the Living", by Ayn Rand

Kirk Barbera, Jon Hersey

Presented at: Troubadour Talks

Date: 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


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