What Is Art? Audiobook (Unabridged)

What Is Art? (Unabridged), by Leo Tolstoy
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What Is Art? is the result of fifteen years' reflection on the nature and purpose of art. Tolstoy claims that all good art is related to the authentic life of the broader community and that the aesthetic value of a work of art is not independent of its moral content. The book is noteworthy not only for its famous iconoclasm and compelling attacks on the aestheticist notion of "art for art's sake" but even more for its wit, its lucid and beautiful prose, and its sincere expression of the deepest social conscience. Tolstoy is an author critics typically rank alongside Shakespeare and Homer. A sustained consideration of the cultural import of art by someone who was himself an artist of the highest stature will always remain relevant and fascinating to anyone interested in the place of art and literature in society. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Author Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy is one of the most well-liked Classics authors. With titles that include War and Peace, Anna Karenina and War and Peace, Volume 2 and most recently Anna Karenina: Moscow Art Theatre Audioplay (Dramatized), Tolstoy has a total of 70 audiobooks for you to choose from. While Anna Karenina: Moscow Art Theatre Audioplay (Dramatized) is the newest title we carry from him, War and Peace was added to our site in 2000, making it the oldest available audio title from Tolstoy. We offer the Unabridged version of the bestselling War and Peace, which is read by the popular narrator Frederick Davidson. His 70 audiobooks make up over 607 hours of listening. For a complete list of Tolstoy's Classics literary works, please visit his author page here: Leo Tolstoy.