Curley, Thomas M.

Samuel Johnson, the Ossian fraud and the Celtic revival in Great Britain and Ireland - Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2009 - x , 338 p. 24 cm. - .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-326) and index.

An introductory survey of scholarship on Ossian: why literary truth matters -- James MacPherson's violation of literary truth -- Johnson on truth, frauds, and folklore: in the company of Thomas Percy -- Searching for truth in the Highlands: MacPherson throws down the gauntlet -- Charles O'Conor and the Celtic revival in Ireland -- Johnson and the Irish: more opposition to Ossian -- Johnson's last word on Ossian with William Shaw: a finale to controversy.

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British Isles
Ireland
Literary History
Celtic Culture
Celtic Literature