ISBN 9780451149169,The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy Of Literature

The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy Of Literature

Author:

Ayn Rand

Publisher:

Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780451149169
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 1971
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780451149169

ISBN-10 0451149165
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Modern period, c 1500 onwards

According to the author, Ayn Rand, we cannot create art if we do not infuse our work with our own judgments and philosophies. The artist may try to restrain from using moral overtones, but their work will still contain a deterministic and naturalistic message. The artist cannot help but get the sense of a philosophical message out of their work. Their work will also contain a certain amount of their own emotions. She divides artistic endeavors into valid and invalid forms. She believes that we should always work towards elevating and idealizing the human spirit. She talks about Naturalism or Modernism in art, but still upholds the concept of Romanticism. The book consists of a short story with the title "The Simplest Thing in the World" that is given in the end.
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