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Literature enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.

Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.

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    • 4.6, 27 Ratings

Literature enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics.

Find out more at historyofliterature.com and facebook.com/historyofliterature.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Dabble58 ,

My favourite podcast

I adore this podcast. I may not always agree with JackE, but his take on books and poetry is always interesting and to the point. His delivery is confessional - I feel as if he is whispering in my ear, telling me secrets about so many things. I missed out on studying literature in college and I have to say this podcast is a blessing. It both inspires me to read more and tells me what not to bother with and why. Thank you!!!!

dtw chile ,

A great podcast, plain and simple.

I decided to give this podcast a listen about a month ago thinking that I might mix in the odd episode. Wow, was I in for a nice surprise. What a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining show which also makes you reflect and think as Jacke takes you on a personal journey through literature. This is fun stuff and I find myself laughing or smiling either at something that is said or at his unique delivery. I've been working through the back catalogue and every show has been a gem. A must listen for me. Awesome work Jacke, please keep this going.

YouCantKillJefty ,

A bracing hyper-chronicle

Jacke's mixture of subjective memoir, close reading, and bio-historical analysis makes for tremendously enjoyable listening. Not a straightforward march through literary history (although it started out that way), the podcast follows its host's whims through the annals of storytelling. You never know what he'll be covering next - but you can be pretty sure that he'll have something insightful to say about the text or the person who created it. Looking forward to the Jean Toomer episode!

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