By Howard Gaskill
James Macpherson's Poems of Ossian, acknowledged to be translations from the Gaelic of a third-century bard, triggered a sensation on their first visual appeal within the early 1760s. opposite to the impact frequently conveyed in literary histories, enthusiasm for the poetry of the 'Homer of the North' can't be disregarded as a short-lived fad, for its charm lasted a century or extra, either at domestic and out of the country. there's hardly ever a massive Romantic poet on whom it didn't make an important effect. within the phrases of Sir Walter Scott, it succeeded in "giving a brand new tone ot poetry all through all Europe" and its impact was once ubiquitous, from Poland to Portugal, from Paris to Prague. The essays introduced jointly right here give some thought to the reception of Ossian in England, Scotland, Wales and eire, in addition to in a variety of eu international locations. In a few the focal point is on person writers (for example, Goethe, Schiller, Chateaubriand, Espronceda), in others there's a broader sweep and a survey of reception in a countrywide literary tradition is obtainable (for example, Hungary, Russia, Sweden). one of many essays on Ossian in Italy eventually provides Macpherson's influential epigone, John Smith, his due. attention is additionally given to Ossian's value for the increase of historicism, and to non-literary kinds of reception in song and paintings.
Series Editor: Dr Elinor Shaffer FBA, Institute of Germanic & Romance experiences, institution of complex examine, college of London
Howard Gaskill, college of Edinburgh
Dafydd Moore, collage of Plymouth
Donald Meek, collage of Edinburgh
Mary-Ann Constantine, college of Wales
Mícheál Mac Craith, collage of Galway
Joep Leerssen, college of Amsterdam
Colin Smethurst, collage of Glasgow
Sandro Jung, college of Wales, Lampeter
Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, Dublin Institute for complex Studies
Wolf Gerhard Schmidt, collage of Saarbrücken
Peter Graves, college of Sweden
James Porter, college of Aberdeen
Gabriella Hartvig, collage of Pécs
Nina Taylor-Terlecka, Oxford, UK
Peter France, collage of Edinburgh
Gerald Bär, Aberta University
Christopher Smith, Norwich, UK
Murdo MacDonald, college of Dundee
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G. H. Grandea in his Nostagia. 1886 Belgium: Fingal, tr. (into Flemish/Dutch) H. Sermon. Romania: 'Dargo' from GA, tr. G. G. Mavrodollu. 1886-87 Greece: 'Fall of Tura' from GA, tr. S. Manginas, with a study of Ossian. 1887 Greece: 'The Death of Cuchullin', tr. Panas in Ebdomas. Criticism Other 1884 1888 1889 1890 1892 Hungary: 'Hymn to the Sun', tr. M. Mathe in journal Szepirodalmi Kert. Romania: 'Croma', tr. N. I. Basilescu in Craiova journal Revista olteana. Romania: 'The Battle of Lora', tr.
Sweden: Harold's Poland: E. Lubomirski's 'Kinfena and Sira', tr. bardic poem 'Groby'. N. A. Morth. Switzerland: L. A. Necker de Saussure's travelogue Voyage en Ecosse et aux lies Hebrides. Ireland: H. Campbell, 'Ossiana, or, Fingal Ascertained and Traced in Ulster' in London journal Pamphleteer. Timeline xlv Year Translations Criticism Other 1822 Netherlands: Temora, Bk I, tr. A. Doyer in Mnemosyne. Poland: 'Croma' and 'The Battle of Lora', tr. S. Witwicki and fragment of'Dar-thula', tr. Brodzinski in journal Pamietnik Warszawski.
Hungary: S. Mailer's study of Ossian's Hungarian reception, Ossian Magyarorszagon 1788-1849. Norway: R. T. Christiansen's study of Norwegian translations of Ossian, Ossian pa norsk. Italy: Walter Binni's chapter on Ossian's Italian reception in his Preromanticismo Italiano. Spain: E. Catena's article on Ossian's Spanish reception, 'Ossian en Espana' in journal Cuadernos de literatura. Italy: G. Marzot's chapter 'Ossian', in his study of Ossian's Italian translator, II gran Cesarotti. Scotland: D.
The Reception of Ossian in Europe by Howard Gaskill