74 episodes

Welcome to your new favourite book club. If you enjoy deep dives into the greatest books ever written, you will love Hardcore Literature. Provocative poems, evocative epics, and life-changing literary analyses. We don’t just read the great books - we live them. Together we’ll suck the marrow out of Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy. We’ll relish the most moving art ever committed to the page and stage from every age. Join us on the reading adventure of a lifetime.

Hardcore Literature Benjamin McEvoy

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 377 Ratings

Welcome to your new favourite book club. If you enjoy deep dives into the greatest books ever written, you will love Hardcore Literature. Provocative poems, evocative epics, and life-changing literary analyses. We don’t just read the great books - we live them. Together we’ll suck the marrow out of Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy. We’ll relish the most moving art ever committed to the page and stage from every age. Join us on the reading adventure of a lifetime.

    Ep 74 - Faust (Goethe)

    Ep 74 - Faust (Goethe)

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
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    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 52 min
    Ep 73 - The Prince (Machiavelli)

    Ep 73 - The Prince (Machiavelli)

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
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    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 72 - The Tragedy of Hamlet (Shakespeare)

    Ep 72 - The Tragedy of Hamlet (Shakespeare)

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
    1. Please leave a quick review on iTunes.
    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 71 - Book Club Schedule for 2024

    Ep 71 - Book Club Schedule for 2024

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
    1. Please leave a quick review on iTunes.
    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 53 min
    Ep 70 - Gothic Literature and the Rise of the Vampire

    Ep 70 - Gothic Literature and the Rise of the Vampire

    If you're enjoying the Hardcore Literature Show, there are two ways you can show your support and ensure it continues:
    1. Please leave a quick review on iTunes.
    2. Join in the fun over at the Hardcore Literature Book Club: patreon.com/hardcoreliterature
    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 47 min
    Ep 69 - The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)

    Ep 69 - The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)

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    Thank you so much. Happy listening and reading!
    - Benjamin

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 Ratings

nack234567890 ,

Thank you

Wonderful show that does deep dives. Have been looking for a podcast like this for a long time and finally found it. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into a high quality show. Book club is fantastic as well. Thank you!

SCWSWDC ,

Great find!

I found this podcast while looking for something to help me prepare for seeing a production of Macbeth, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It profoundly deepened my appreciation of the play and has excited me to explore Shakespeare and other great literature more deeply. Mr. McEvoy’s delivery is engaging, relatable, exciting, and worthy of any time one can devote to it…thank you for making this available to the world!

MJZander ,

Incredibly informative and detailed

I have two degrees in literature and I have learned more from Ben than all my years at uni. This is the podcast for serious students of literature. Ben analyzes books down to the atom! Best podcast out there! Also check out his YouTube channel and Patreon group! Thanks for all the hard work, Ben!

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