[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.
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> 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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