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The History of Literature
Literature enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. (Episodes are not in chronological order and you don't need to start at the beginning - feel free to jump in wherever you like!) Find out more at and Support the show by visiting or Contact the show at [email protected]
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 1,592 ratings
Such a delight
I’m not a big podcaster, but I wanted to learn more about Fernando Pessoa before I went to Portugal for the first time, and this one popped up. What an absolute dream of a podcast. I teach English, and this podcast marries whimsy and information so well that it is both helpful as prep and food...Read full review »
cmblass via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/22
Pynchon ep is a waste of time
absolutely charlatan-level stuff, discusses almost nothing about what’s in GR
Coralflorida via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/22
Original and creative
Thoroughly enjoy his narrative and perspective
Cellowan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/22
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