The Art of Nonfiction

  • by Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
  • 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1958, and again in 1969, Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing. At once a fascinating philosophical discourse on the art of creation and an invaluable guide for the aspiring writer, these edited transcripts are a treasure that will challenge, edify, and illuminate the way to more powerful writing. Rand takes listeners step by step through the writing process, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques along the way. She discusses the psychological aspects of writing and the roles played by the conscious and subconscious mind. She talks about articles and books, explaining how to select a subject and theme, how to identify your audience, and how to write the first draft.

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What the Critics Say

"Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly." (The New York Times Book Review)

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One of the most useful books on writing I've read.

The narrator is a perfect reader for Ayn Rand's style.

Rand provides both theoretical and practical riches on every page.
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- Kyle Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.