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The History of Literature
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. Support the show by visiting patreon.com/literature or paypal.me/jackewilson.
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4.7 stars from 1,288 ratings
The podcast takes an unrushed approach to reviewing works of literature. Some of Jack’s own stories on the podcast are works of art in themselves. I love every episode
ken mac king via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/19/21
Delightful listening
Despite having done my undergraduate degree in English Literature I don’t find I have the mental energy to say, read Middlemarch or plough through Proust these days. I do however, love these gentle, engaging episodes that remind me why I love literature. Definitely recommend whatever your level...Read full review »
misheymon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/21
History of literature
So well rounded, so well done, I can't stress enough what a great podcast this is and how we need to read and hear about the classics during these (still) difficult times.Read full review »
oxoxo Ariana via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/06/21
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