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Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
18-Feb-20 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: the literary controversy over Ossian
Subject: RE: the literary controversy over Ossian
Would someone who has read Thomson's book please summarize his findings and theses?

Like most successful impostors, JMP based his work on existing and known tales. For example, the forger of Hitler's diaries in some parts reproduced texts from historical essays, replacing all occurrences of "Hitler" with "I". Does this make the "diaries" more genuine?