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 first 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,' published in 1934, is as relevant today as ever
*talk about why this novel is important to us
*give reasons why everyone should read this book today
Jon is associate editor for The Objective Standard magazine, and he is a teacher and podcaster for Objective Standard Institute.
Kirk is host of Troubadour Talks and founder of The Literary Canon Club
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