Episode 25: Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia." (Bonus)


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"The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world," as Poe wrote. He might have added that it is also one of those most charged with profound erotic energy. Since there is no interview scheduled for this week, Faustus reads Poe's story "Ligeia" (1838) and, in a very short terminal essay, argues for its inclusion in the canon of dark erotic art.

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