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The History of Literature
Amateur 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 1,797 ratings
Interesting & Smart
Thank you, again, Jacke. This podcast is a joy to listen to. Another masterful interview with Robin Lane Fox. I'm still trying to understand what or who Gar is.Read full review »
DRLee13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/23
Fashion in literature
Your guest did not know that Paris was the fashion capital since the 17th century. Strange. Otherwise lovely episode.
nucuplmnjuyh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/23
He spends the first 15-20 mins talking about things that have nothing to do with the subject. The Kurt Vonnegut episode started with a 15 minute speech about humanism The ‘End of the Affair’ (Graham Greene) didnt properly start until the 22nd min Self indulgent. Shame as the content proper is v...Read full review »
Patmartin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/19/23
Recent Episodes
Published 12/07/23
Jacke reads "Odour of Chrysanthemums," D.H. Lawrence's story about a woman waiting for her husband, a coal miner, to come home. Then Mike Palindrome, the President of the Literature Supporters Club, stops by to discuss his trip to the Proust Conference and his thoughts on Lawrence's classic short...
Published 12/07/23
After discussing Emily Dickinson's Poem #259 ("A Clock stopped -"), Jacke talks to author David Sterling Brown about his new book Shakespeare's White Others. PLUS novelist Shilpi Suneja (House of Caravans) selects the last book she will ever read. Help support the show...
Published 12/04/23
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