Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 978-1-4332-2669-4 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4332-2670-0 $60.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433226731 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
This collection of essays is an aesthetic manifesto calling for a rebirth of romantic art and a systematic description of what the author believes is dysfunctional about modern aesthetics. Bernadette Dunne is a good match for Rand's voice, delivering the novelist's passionate convictions with a metered cadence. Dunne's clear conveyance of Rand's essays is important because her ideas are quite controversial. Dunne’s voice has an empirical and authoritative tone that demands a full and concise hearing. This is a great feat considering the author is attempting to debunk most of the art movements since Romanticism as self-serving, purposeless, and superficial. This is a thought-provoking listen if one is interested in discovering the rigid philosophies behind Rand's iconic novels. L.P. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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