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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Un(s)even: Bestiary

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In the descriptions of animals in his long poem Il Mondo Creato, Torquato Tasso enchants the reader by mixing modern scientific insights with Medieval-like moralizing bestiaries, often -- in his case -- with reference to social injustice. Here above: the well-known tale of the crab and the shell.