The Poems of Ossian and Related Works

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Edinburgh University Press, 1996 - Poetry - 573 pages
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Macpherson's Ossian aroused enthusiasm and considerable controversy in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. This volume provides a modern edition of Macpherson's Ossianic poetry. It is an annotated version, based on the 1765 text of the Works of Ossian which is republished here in its entirety. Major variants from other editions are included, together with a descriptive register of Ossianic names. Ossian expert, Fiona Stafford, provides a critical introduction explaining the genesis of the work and its impact on 18th-century culture. All Macpherson's Ossianic poetry is included - Fragments of Ancient Poetry, Fingal and Temora - as well as his accompanying prefaces and dissertations and Hugh Blair's influential Critical Dissertation of the Poems of Ossian

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User Review  - simonmagus - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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Great collection of works and history behind the poems. I am unfamiliar with this edition,,mine is from 1842 and is beautiful,,i highly recommend this book if your lover's of poetry. Read full review


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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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