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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Un(s)even: Day Seven, by dhr

(a detail)

In describing the Armageddon, Tasso presents the angels -- coming to rescue the righteous and take them to heaven -- as pilots of flying vehicles. Sort of UFOs already appeared in both his Jerusalem-poems: they were based on the super-powered "clouds" of classical mythology, but highlighting the sci-fi element in a surprisingly modern way.