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Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
15-Jan-20 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: the literary controversy over Ossian
Subject: RE: the literary controversy over Ossian
Mendelssohn's ouverture was about the cave itself, not its name. But even those creative minds who let themselves inspire by the Ossian fables had every right to do so.

The case was a disaster only for historians of literature. Artists are expected to describe their wishes and feelings as if they were reality, scientists must not.