The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand

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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.

The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged as one of the most important achievements of our time.

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Published April 1, 1972 by Dutton Adult. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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True enough, but this is very difficult to do when, in the early chapters, Miss Rand is writing on the "Psycho-Epistemology of Art" or "Art and Sense of Life" ("A sense of life is a pre-conceptual equivalent of metaphysics, an emotional, subconsciously integrated appraisal of man and of existence...

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