Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song

Published by British Academy

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780197262887
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734441 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms

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This chapter discusses the broken forms of fragments and Romanticism. The Ossian fragments, which can be found in the poems of ‘Ossian’, are first examined. Most of the discussion focuses on these poems, such as the inclusion of bards and centaurs. The concept of the literary fragment is discussed, as well as singing the poems of ‘Ossian’ while at work.

Keywords: bards; centaurs; Romanticism; Ossian fragments; poems of Ossian; literary fragments

Chapter.  11580 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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