James Macpherson (Ossian)

Scottish poet and author of Highlands of Scotland, and translated from the Gaelic or Erse language, published in 1760 and purported to by written by Ossian

‘The Fleurs du mal was the last book of poetry to have had an influence throughout Europe. And before that? Ossian, perhaps, or Das Buch der Lieder?’ (‘Central Park’, S32a, GS 681)