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The Poems of Ossian and Related Works: James…

The Poems of Ossian and Related Works: James Macpherson

by Howard Gaskill

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This is the only edition currently available of Ossian's poems. The influence of this work on literature, art and society of the time cannot be overstated. Napolean carried a copy with him wherever he went. Elias Linroot later used the, same apparent gathering techniques as Macpherson and was probably greatly influenced by him like so many others. Both used somewhat creative editing in putting their Magnum opus together so successfully. ( )
  Suralon | Jul 28, 2013 |
OK, it's not the greatest work in world literature, but it is great, and it did kick off the romantic revolution, inspiring Blake, Goethe, and who cares who else (everyone in that European period). a beautifully poetic retelling of highland scottish epic lore in the guise of translating ancient manuscripts that did not exist. ( )
  simonmagus | Oct 20, 2006 |
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This is the first modern edition of all Macpherson's Ossianic poetry, including Fragments of Ancient Poetry, Fingal and Temora - as well as his accompanying prefaces and dissertations, and Hugh Blair's Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian. Based on the 1765 text of the Works of Ossian, major variants from the other editions are included, together with a comprehensive register of Ossianic names.

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