By Shoshana Milgram
Drawing on the full range of Ayn Rand's work in fiction (including her earliest ideas, her writings about literature and the post-Atlas Shrugged novels she planned), this lecture shows how Ayn Rand dramatizes—in a stylized universe—powerful conflicts that actually matter and make sense. Her technique of "writing in tiers" allows her to provide significant values to all readers, while offering the greatest rewards to the readers with the most active minds.
This lecture was recorded at the 2005 Objectivist Summer Conference in San Diego, CA.
(MP3 download; 87 min, with Q & A, 60 MB)