August 25, 2012

Dishy 1957 reviews of "Atlas Shrugged"

I've written here before about Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged". I loved it because it's camp. People don't get that. Here's a review from when the book was first published:
Robert R. Kirsch, Los Angeles Times:
It is probably the worst piece of large fiction written since Miss Rand's equally weighty "The Fountainhead." Miss Rand writes in the breathless hyperbole of soap opera. Her characters are of billboard size; her situations incredible and illogical; her story is feverishly imaginative.
Yes! And that's why it's such fun. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the woman wrote in film noire style. By the way, "The Fountainhead" is equally campy and I adored it, as well. The only writer (quoted in the article) whose review was positive was Hedda Hopper! She loved it.

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