Framing the Dialogue

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From the back cover:

“Written in 1921, We is set in the One State, where all live for the collective good and individual freedom does not exist.  The novel takes the form of the diary of mathematician D-503, who, to his shock, experiences the most disruptive emotion imaginable: love.”

On the front cover:

“A new translation…”

Ordinarily I would not even pick up a book written in 1921 translated from its original Russian, but it was recommended by a friend.  That was not enough though until I was told that Ayn Rand was influenced by this book.  After finishing the novel, I have to admit that I did not really see the influence in Rand’s work although there were some common threads.