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Fragments and Meaning in Traditional SongFrom the Blues to the Baltic$
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Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262887

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.001.0001

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Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms

Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms

(p.20) (p.21) I Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms
Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song

Mary-Ann Constantine

Gerald Porter

British Academy

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

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