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Ossianic Unconformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

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First published in 2015 by the University of Virginia Press. Includes B&W photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams. Comprehensive bibliography, footnotes and index.

In Ossianic Unconformities Eric Gidal introduces the idiosyncratic publications of a group of nineteenth-century Scottish eccentrics who sought to establish the authenticity of the epic poetry of Ossian, created by James Macpherson and presented as genuine translations of a fictionalised third century Caledonian bard. Through promotion, evasion, and confrontation, these writings indirectly came to record the massive changes being wrought upon Scottish and Irish lands by British industrialisation. Combining environmental and industrial histories with the reception of the poems of Ossian, Ossianic Unconformities unites literary history and book studies with geography, cartography, and geology to present and consider imaginative responses to environmental catastrophe.

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Author(s):
Eric Gidal
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24cm x 16cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0813938171
ISBN-13:
9780813938172
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Title:
Ossianic Uncomformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

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First published in 2015 by the University of Virginia Press. Includes B&W photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams. Comprehensive bibliography, footnotes and index.

In Ossianic Unconformities Eric Gidal introduces the idiosyncratic publications of a group of nineteenth-century Scottish eccentrics who sought to establish the authenticity of the epic poetry of Ossian, created by James Macpherson and presented as genuine translations of a fictionalised third century Caledonian bard. Through promotion, evasion, and confrontation, these writings indirectly came to record the massive changes being wrought upon Scottish and Irish lands by British industrialisation. Combining environmental and industrial histories with the reception of the poems of Ossian, Ossianic Unconformities unites literary history and book studies with geography, cartography, and geology to present and consider imaginative responses to environmental catastrophe.

In As New condition, immaculate with no apparent flaws.

Author(s):
Eric Gidal
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24cm x 16cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0813938171
ISBN-13:
9780813938172
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Title:
Ossianic Uncomformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

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