The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer audiobook

The Art of Literature

By Arthur Schopenhauer
Read by Mark Meadows

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Arthur Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature is a lively, illuminating and brutally honest collection of essays on literary style and values, writers and critics, and the nature of genius. The volume is comprised of eight chapters: On Authorship, On Style, On the Study of Latin, On Men of Learning, On Thinking for Oneself, On Criticism, On Reputation and On Genius. Schopenhauer advises seclusion and independent thought, criticises Pliny’s reading habits, and explains the pitfalls of certain schools of thought and even virtues like modesty. His thought-provoking arguments, caustic wit and accessible style make this a must for any aspiring writer.

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Arthur Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature is a lively, illuminating and brutally honest collection of essays on literary style and values, writers and critics, and the nature of genius. The volume is comprised of eight chapters: On Authorship, On Style, On the Study of Latin, On Men of Learning, On Thinking for Oneself, On Criticism, On Reputation and On Genius. Schopenhauer advises seclusion and independent thought, criticises Pliny’s reading habits, and explains the pitfalls of certain schools of thought and even virtues like modesty. His thought-provoking arguments, caustic wit and accessible style make this a must for any aspiring writer.

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“The words of philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer are now two centuries old, and it’s unlikely this audiobook collection of his essays on literature will offer much new for today’s writers and critics. Narrator Mark Meadows, likewise, is the sort of erudite British voice that travels across borders and centuries without ever seeming to touch ground. But like an outfit that’s never in or out of fashion, the great German thinker speaks to a long tradition of arts and letters, rather than to the style of the moment. One example is his essay on the endurance of Latin. The overlying sense of permanence—in literature, history, culture, and voice—is itself reassuring, and one of the chief pleasures of these thought-provoking essays.” AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 3.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English