Here s the thing this book is fucking awesome I m a big fan of this theme the whole individual vs the state story I think most of the books I ve read in this vein were descended from 1984 but this is without doubt my favorite execution of the familiar thematic focus This book was just so evocative "FOR ME IT DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB OF CAPTURING "me it did an incredible job of capturing crushing force of living Under A Sociopolitical Regime That Cares Not For The Wants a sociopolitical regime that cares not for the wants needs of the individual I found something incredibly uplifting about this tale of unrelenting downward pressure It was simplybeautifulI ve recommended it to i don t know how many people and very few people I ve ever met have read it but this book is one of my top 3 no doubt I ve never even read any of Ayn Rand s other books which I uess makes me weird but if I had
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choose one to keep me company while I was tossed into some super maximum security prison in the depths of the belly of the beast it would be this one If you ever want to acuire a keen appreciation for food read any story about the USSR History or fiction doesn t matter Mildewed millet and one loaf of bread a month is enough to break anyone We The Living is an illustration of the loneliness that seems the unavoidable conseuence of any who possess an Objectivist viewpoint One passage in the book made me laugh in appreciation for how true it rang in my life Kira saysWell if I asked people whether they believed in life they d never understand what I meant It s a bad uestion It can mean so much that it really means nothing So I ask them if they believe in God And if they say they do then I know they don t believe in lifeThis is because no matter to whom you are speaking no matter what religion they follow God is always the highest conception of the highest possible A believer in God has placed their highest conception above their own possibility above their own life Whatever such a person believes in it isn t lifeIt s a rare ift Kira says to feel reverence for your own life and to want the best the reatest the highest possible here now for your very own To imagine a heaven and then not to dream of it but to demand itJust as celebrations are for those who have something to celebrate life is for the living not those who cherish the thoughts of their own death and the after life rewards which await them for their obedience A fiction novel almost a century old at this point I think has become relevant and important than ever in an era seeing a resurgence in socialism overnment power censorship and collectivism What place the individual has in a world where this value is downplayed not only serves as an intriguing consideration in fiction but also a terrible tragedy when individualism and joy are suppressed in the name of order and authority We the Living not only based in truth but a powerful story of life and liberty is probably one of the best but also most disturbing books I ve read in a long time We the Living paints a chilling portrayal of an orderly strong society made possible only by the suppression of those who stand for something beyond it It s beautiful but also frightening Everything sacrificed and repressed for the cause of the State during this period is a monumental loss and it s even darker to think that this is only portrayed through a few characters when considering that this happened to so many due to the impact of the US. Ayn Rand's first published novel a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet RussiaFirst published in 1936 We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their ow.
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And no matter what we are dealtwe still have the capacity Within Ourselves To Find The ourselves to find the and will that makes us o on life This is the first Ayn Rand novel I have read It is her first novel I would highly recommend this It is an inventment of your soul so read this when you have the endurance to enjoy Ayn Rand s We The Living Ayn Rand iswas an interesting intelligent woman This is her first novel If you re reading it simply for the novel then skip the introduction If on the other hand you are interested in Ms Rand s thought processes then by all means read the introduction This is of course a newer edition as the book was written in 1925 Ms Rand wants us to understand that this is not a novel about the Soviet Union but a novel in her words of man against the stateWhile I am not a student or follower of Ms Rand and her philosophy Objectivism I do find her uite insightfulin some waysThere are places where I definitely disagree with Ms Rand but on the other hand there are places she is right on and has been borne out by history Simply read her short discourse on 5 year plans in the introduction This book tells the story of ba Fountainhead was the first book from Ayn Rand that I read I found it deeply inspirational book that pushed me to think outside the box And it talked about one of my favorite subjects individualism I thought Oh my God what a book I felt even emotionally exhausted but in a The Second Cure
good way Then I read Anthem which I thought wasood but not as Fountainhead I felt as if Fountainhead was the standard of measuring her work I didn t think anything can surpass it But oh boy I was wrong I haven t had the chance to read Atlas Shrugged yet but I don t think that it can surpass We the living This book left me physically and emotionally shaking at the end It is one of the best books I have ever read So real so outstandingly written It shows in the most appealing way that life is never black and white among other things It is a must read You don t need to like Ayn Rand or her philosophy to like this book It is a true literature masterpiece Very few books have shaken me so much If you liked Ayn Rand s other books you d like this one tooIf you like her politics and enjoy her writing then this is a must read because it s practically an autobiographyIf none of the above applies then this would be an unpleasant experienceMoved to I liked this book the best of Ayn Rand s three big fiction books as a novelPerhaps it was because it was so very autobiographical in some ways of her time in St PetersburgPetrograd after the Russian Revolution The Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities
gritty realism of how unjust and desperate such a system the Soviet Socialist system was becoming appeals to my love of historical realismThe passionate love affairs and beliefs of the conflicting characters were very vividly drawn Even though I have not read it fully in over 30 years but read it twice in the previous 10 the characters plot setting and theme will not be forgotten I also enjoyed the movie that was made from it in Mussolini s Italy during WWII which was edited and re released in the late 80s in the US Alida Valli was mesmerizinglyreat as the main character Kira and it was the later film star Rossano Brazzi s first movie Several other reat Italian actors were in it too and their performances added richly to the movie The script stayed uite cl. Banners and slogans It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings What happens to the defiant ones What happens to those who succumb Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practic. SR s strict policies Even darker is the way that the objectivist viewpoint in We the Living Would Be Viewed As Problematic
be viewed as problematic its overnment when considering all the reat ualities joy love friendship success wealth freedom art and so on are deemed less important than the collective State What this book does with its protagonists is beg the uestion what ives one person World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi
group or society any right to infringe upon one individual s liberty Where do we draw the line Is survival valuable than truly livingThis probably isn t a book for everyone but now that the newest adultenerations born today are too young to remember the ugly downside to communism socialism and collectivism books like We the Living are a reminder of why we should never strive to o back to that sort of system and wha Erotica at its best We the Living is about a young lady with a brilliant mind and a ferocious appetite for sex The book begins with Kira a hot little harlot who might have been working Sometimes you should read the introductions before you start a book and other times you should just jump in to the story This particular anniversary edition of Rand s first novel originally published in 1936 has an introduction with a major spoiler regarding a choice the main character Kira makes in her life a choice that is the heart of the book Even though I skipped the rest of the cursed intro I was annoyed at knowing that detail I prefer to discover such things on my own Oh well The important part to remember and what makes this book relevant to me at this moment in history is this from Rand s 1958 forwardWe The Living is not a story about Soviet Russia in 1925 It is a story about Dictatorship any dictatorship anywhere at any time whether it be Soviet Russia Nazi Germany or which this novel might do its share in helping to prevent a socialist America This book is supposed to be semi autobiographical Once again I uote Rand s forward I was born in Russia I was educated under the Soviets I have seen the conditions of existence that I describe The particulars of Kira s story were not mine I did not study engineering I studied history I did not want to build bridges I wanted to write her physical appearance bears no resemblance to mine neither does her family The specific events of Kira s life were not mine her ideas no resemblance to mine neither does her family The specific events of Kira s life were not mine her ideas convictions her values were and areThis is a rim story and it was not easy for me to spend much time on it I needed to take breaks to Who Is Muhammad Ali?
get out of itsrey world that was so full of despair broken dreams and twisted ideals And truthfully I did not care much for Kira at any point although I admired her intense desire to be true to herself and to live her own life the way any human being should be allowed to do People are individuals and while I accept the need for certain rules and regulations of society no person or overnment or ideology should force those individuals into identical molds like bricks in a wallNot in Russia a hundred years ago not in America today not anywhere ever I just finished this book My soul has never been so pained by a novel Very few books affect me like this "One Did I Cannot "
did I cannot other than it was so beautifully horrific I knew very little about Communism or what the USSR was like It caused so much anger and frustration in me but the pain comes from the truths that it enlightens about humanity We are creatures of pain and su. N lives and pursue their own happiness It tells of a young woman’s passionate love held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian stateWe the Living is not a story of politics but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red. ,