[Milton-L] Eyes put out, for one thing, and Anna Beer's biography
(Diodati goes to Heaven a virgin)
M J (Mike) Logsdon
mjl at ix.netcom.com
Thu Feb 28 20:34:09 EST 2008
> I cannot look at the cover of Carey's 1997 paperback Milton: Complete Shorter Poems which is a detail from Rembrandt's "The Blinding of Samson" apparently also titled "Triumph of Dalila," although that spelling would probably not have been Rembrandt's.
> Why is it hard to look at? Because it shows a Philistine soldier sticking the point of a large dagger right into the right eye of Samson. And it is perhaps Rembrandt's most gruesome painting.
Yikes. That is gruesome.
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