• The Romantic Manifesto

  • A Philosophy of Literature
  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-07-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (9 ratings)


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.
©1971 The Objectivist, Inc. (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mica on 15-07-08

Essential AYN

The Good...Ayn on Art is as clear, specific and interesting as her other works, only now it is on art. THink of it as reverse Toohey. This is the philosophy behind the creation of fountainhead and atlas. As someone who has studied the philosophy of art, I highly recommend it. Unlike most in that field, she actually has something to say and says it with the aim of you understanding. It is surprisingly relevant to understanding art today. If you are a writer or artist this is a must.
The Bad...narrator moves a little slowly. It's good for digestion, but less fluid than a casual read.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jack M on 11-03-18

I love Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is my favorite author. I hold the world record for the number of times listened to. damn near have it memorized.

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