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Reception of Ossian in Europe


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Dezember 2004

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James Macpherson's Poems of Ossian, said to be translations from the Gaelic of a third-century bard, caused a sensation on their first appearance in the early 1760s. Contrary to the impression often conveyed in literary histories, enthusiasm for the poetry of the 'Homer of the North' cannot be dismissed as a short-lived fad, for its appeal lasted a century or more, both at home and abroad. There is hardly a major Romantic poet on whom it failed to make a significant impact. In the words of Sir Walter Scott, it succeeded in "giving a new tone ot poetry throughout all Europe" and its influence was ubiquitous, from Poland to Portugal, from Paris to Prague. The essays brought together here consider the reception of Ossian in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, as well as in a wide range of European countries. In some the focus is on individual writers (for instance, Goethe, Schiller, Chateaubriand, Espronceda), in others there is a broader sweep and a survey of reception in a national literary culture is offered (for instance, Hungary, Russia, Sweden). One of the two essays on Ossian in Italy at last gives Macpherson's influential epigone, John Smith, his due. Consideration is also given to Ossian's significance for the rise of historicism, and to non-literary forms of reception in music and art. Series Editor: Dr Elinor Shaffer FBA, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London Contributors: Howard Gaskill, University of Edinburgh Dafydd Moore, University of PlymouthDonald Meek, University of EdinburghMary-Ann Constantine, University of WalesM che l Mac Craith, University of GalwayJoep Leerssen, University of AmsterdamColin Smethurst, University of GlasgowSandro Jung, University of Wales, LampeterCaitr ona Dochartaigh, Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesWolf Gerhard Schmidt, University of Saarbr ckenPeter Graves, University of SwedenJames Porter, University of AberdeenGabriella Hartvig, University of P csNina Taylor-Terlecka, Oxford, UKPeter France, University of Edinburgh Enrico MattiodaFrancesca Broggi-W thrichAndrew GingerGerald B r, Aberta UniversityChristopher Smith, Norwich, UKMurdo MacDonald, University of DundeeReception of Ossian in Europe Review Reception of Ossian in Europe Review 2
EAN: 9781847143013
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 520 Seiten
Format: pdf eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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