«Intentions» in French with a Parallel Translation

Book Intentions (Intentions) in French
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78%
Original title: 
Intentions
Author: 
Language: 
French
Difficulty: 
B2
Year: 
1891
Number of pages: 
166

One thing that makes art great is absolute indifference to reality. Art creates, envisions, dreams, and holds between itself and reality an overwhelming barrier of beautiful style, decorative or perfect craftsmanship. When this brilliant work about art, literature, criticism, and society was published, Wilde was at peak of his talent. Wilde being the leading representative of the English aesthetic movement promoted art for art's sake, though critics argued that art must serve a moral purpose.