The Fountainhead Reference Guide

A to Z

by Emre Gurgen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/10/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781728330716
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781728330730
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781728330723

About the Book

This Reference Guide takes the form of a Fountainhead Encyclopedia with several independent sections: a complete character dictionary; a dictionary of relationships between characters; a lexicon of the book’s buildings and media outlets; a catalogue of the novel’s various groups and associations; a timeline of the book’s events; a classification of Ayn Rand’s symbols; and a directory of the Fountainhead’s locations. Besides organizing most of the Fountainhead’s facts logically, this Reference Guide also provides a table of Ayn Rand’s fiction & nonfiction, a spreadsheet of works by Objectivist Intellectuals, and a glossary of architectural terms. It also analyzes some of the book’s themes with reference to plot-specifics. So that Fountainhead scholars can cite neutral book facts to support their intellectual – hopefully objectivist – positions.

About the Author

Emre Gurgen wrote this Fountainhead Reference Guide after taking a seminar on the Philosophy of Objectivism in 2009 with The Ayn Rand Institute’s Chief Philosophy Officer Dr. Onkar Ghate. This distance learning course prompted Mr. Gurgen to independently study Ayn Rand’s philosophy for ten years. During this time he learned about Objectivism by not only reading and re-reading all of her fiction and nonfiction but he also studied 81 books, lectures, and essays written by proven Objectivist Intellectuals. After studying Objectivism for a decade, Mr. Gurgen wrote this Fountainhead Reference Guide to learn how Ayn Rand’s philosophy is dramatized by The Fountainhead’s plot-theme. Accordingly, Mr. Gurgen spent 17 months – i.e. thousands of hours – first color coding The Fountainhead. Then writing this Reference Guide. So that he can eventually write an accurate Fountainhead Analyzed essay book, the lead essay of which will be titled Howard Roark the Life Giver. Hopefully, after Mr. Gurgen earns the trust of his fellow objectivists he will merit The Ayn Rand Institute’s sanction together with the approval of Objectivist Intellectual(s) – especially Dr. Andrew Bernstein – both for this Reference Guide and for his forthcoming Essay Book, too.