Fyodor Dostoevsky was tied, blindfolded, and led out with several other prisoners to the Semyonov Square in Saint Petersburg, where their last rites were read. The firing squad raised their guns and took aim.
The Autodidact a rather disgusting and horrifying caricature of a modern intellectual.
Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead vs Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: The Ascent of Howard Roark and the Decline of Antoine Roquentin
Howard Roark is an outcome of Ayn Rand’s concept of man as a heroic being, while Antoine Roquentin is the outcome of Sartre’s concept of man as a confused and vacillating being.