Ayn Rand

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Noun1.Ayn Rand - United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
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The author - who was Jewish, and her real name was Alisa Rosenbaum - promoted the mind, or maturity or perceptivity, and a new moral philosophy which was actually the philosophy of egoism, or concern with self.
Recent biographies, such as Goddess of the Market, by Jennifer Burns, describe how young Alisa Rosenbaum (Rand's given name) first came to America without a kopeck in her purse and was taken care of by relatives.
Born Alisa Rosenbaum in Russia in 1905, Rand immigrated to the United States in 1926 and thoroughly reinvented herself in real life far more successfully than Jay Gatsby ever managed to do in fiction.