James Macpherson (Biographical details)

James Macpherson (author/poet; British; Male; 1736 - 1796)

Also known as

Macpherson, James; Ossian

Biography

Scottish poet, best known for "Fingal" (1762) and "Temora" (1763), adapted from early Gaelic ballads, but purporting to be translations of 3rdC manuscipts by the legendary Gaelic poet Ossian. Macpherson published revised editions in 1765 (the "Works of Ossian") and 1773 (the "Poems of Ossian").
This entry to be used for the author of the poems; "Ossian" or titles of the individual works may be used in associated title field.

Bibliography

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Grand Palais, Paris 1974 (exhibition)