What I’m reading… ‘The Romantic Manifesto’ by Ayn Rand

Listening to, actually. Having read the book years ago…

In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, Rand demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let conventional ideas define her sense of the truth.

Rand eloquently asserts that one cannot create art without infusing it with one’s own value judgments and personal philosophy—even an attempt to withhold moral overtones only results in a deterministic or naturalistic message. Because the moral influence of art is inescapable, she argues, art should always strive to elevate the human spirit.

http://www.emusic.com/book/ayn-rand/the-romantic-manifesto/10022775/

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2018-01-12T14:36:47+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Recent posts, What I'm reading|0 Comments