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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Un(s)even: Day Seven, by Selkis

(a detail)

The seventh day in Genesis refers to God's rest, but Tasso uses Canto 7 of his poem Il Mondo Creato to deal with the end of the world, that in traditional theological parlance would be the eighth day, and to throw in a number of subjects or explanations he had 'forgotten' to say in the previous Cantos. In practice, a mess that is the epitome of the Tassean worldview, including a lot of very interesting things.