What is art?

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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.
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9781481552127
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title What is art?
title_alt Chto takoe iskusstvo., Chto takoe iskusstvo?
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title_full What is art? / Leo Tolstoy ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, What is art? [electronic resource] / Leo Tolstoy
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translation Russian