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Songs of the Enlightenment Bard: Essay on “Homer und Ossian” 1794

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Herder turned to the imaginary Scottish bard, Ossian, again at the end of his life, this time comparing him directly to Homer. In Chapter 5 Herder admits clearly that he recognizes that Ossian was ... More


A Child of the Otherworld

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Togail begins three generations before Conaire, describing the sexually charged encounter between his great‐grandfather Eochaid Feidlech and the beautiful Otherworld woman Étaín. The saga then ... More


The Plunderers' Dilemma

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

As a boy, Conaire was fostered alongside three sons of the plunderer Donn Désa; as a king, his duty was to stamp out plundering in his realm. The saga exploits the potential for pathos and dramatic ... More


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