A bonus to our episode on Paradise Lost! We are joined by Anthony Oliveira, a writer, film curator, and cultural critic who received his PhD in English from the University of Toronto. He is also the host of The Devil’s Party, a podcast that has been slowly and lovingly working its way through Paradise Lost, a hundred or so lines each week. Anthony joins us to talk about queer and trans readings of Paradise Lost, the nitty gritty about Milton’s theology, and making Paradise Lost accessible to readers that often have been excluded.
Anthony has a beautiful new memoir on Hazlitt.
A quick primer on monism.
William Empson: Milton’s God.
C.S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet.
Isaac Asimov’s Annotated Paradise Lost.
John Milton: “Methought I saw my late espoused saint”.
Philip Pullman: The Amber Spyglass, etc.
(We all make mistakes: “arma” is the first word of Aeneid, not the Iliad.)