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Episode 155 – The Subtle Knife

We hope you like Keats, because he’s back for another round. We’re talking about Philip Pullman’s The Subtle Knife, the second book in the His Dark Materials series!

We hope you like Keats, because he’s back for another round. We’re talking about Philip Pullman’s The Subtle Knife, the second book in the His Dark Materials series! Join us as we tackle negative capability, death worship, and genre classifications—you know, just super easy, light fare.

Mistakes: Missy repeatedly says “negative culpability” instead of “capability.” She means the latter. Also, it turns out that Deleuze was into materialism!

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

The Last Unicorn: Why Must You Always Speak in Riddles? by What’s So Great About That?

Soul at the White Heat: The Romance of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry by Joyce Carol Oates

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell? Philip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, and the Fantasy Tradition by Marek Oziewicz and Daniel Hade

Telling True Stories, or The Immanent Ethics of Material Spirit (and Spiritual Matter) in Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” by Santiago Colás

Carl Sagan – “We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself”

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