ALL-TIME AMERICAN WRITERS TOURNAMENT
Ayn Rand? How did Ayn Rand make the Most Charismatic list?
First, her novels spark with energy and charisma, with larger-than-life characters and dramatic happenings.
Ms. Rand herself– a rather short and squat Russian emigre with a thick accent– could never live up to creations like Dominque Francon and Dagny Taggart. Though she tried.
Her ideas and persona, however, were so strong a cult of acolytes grew up around her. Ayn Rand created her own intellectual scene, herself at the center of it, complete with cigarette holder, cape, and piercing eyes.
Not enough for the top-ten all-time Most Charismatic American Writers— but enough to be listed right outside, at #11.
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