Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Enlightenment and Romance in James Macpherson's The Poems of Ossian

  • E-Book (epub)
  • 200 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
This study examines the relationship between Enlightenment and romance through the work of James Macpherson and in particular his... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 46.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung

This study examines the relationship between Enlightenment and romance through the work of James Macpherson and in particular his The Poems of Ossian. By re-reading Macpherson's work in ways not restricted by the sterile and by now largely settled debates over authenticity, Moore establishes Ossian's credentials to be considered as romance, in its manner of construction, its represented sensibility, and in its engagement with the potentialities and limitations of eighteenth-century discourses of sympathy and society. An increasing amount has been written on Macpherson over the last ten or so years, and at last it seems possible to talk about The Poems of Ossian without reference to questions of authenticity or charges of forgery. Yet the polarised debate over the authenticity of the Poems has been superseded by equally polarised arguments about such matters as the cultural significance and politics of Ossian, arguments in which the poems have been used as a convenient peg on which to hang various, often predetermined, positions. Fresh and groundbreaking, this study recentres Ossian revisionism by providing an account of a series of works increasingly talked about, but still little read or understood.



Inhalt

Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Ossianic epic and the 18th-century romance; Ossian, romance and source; Ossian, sentimentalism and the modalities of romance; Ossian and the romance of muscular sensibility; Sympathy, community and the sentimental sublime; Ossian and the romance of defeat; Conclusion: After Ossian?; Bibliography; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Enlightenment and Romance in James Macpherson's The Poems of Ossian
Untertitel: Myth, Genre and Cultural Change
Autor:
EAN: 9781351939942
ISBN: 978-1-351-93994-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 200
Veröffentlichung: 02.03.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch