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The History of Literature

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Amateur literary enthusiast Jacke Wilson journeys through the history of literature, from ancient epics to contemporary classics. Find out more at and

Customer Reviews

Excellent and Informative

Great podcast. Love to hear about old favorites and discover authors and novels I should have known already. Suggestions: Joseph Conrad (specifically Nostromo), Bulgakov, Barthelme, Houellebecq, Amos Oz, Isaac Singer. Keep up the awesome work and thank you!

A unique voice

Boy, can this man sell fish! Jacke Wilson is a wonderful voice in the podcast universe. Knowledgeable, sincere, silly, Wilson is invaluable like an endangered species. He does not just love literature but life and it comes through loud and clear in each episode. I really like the idea that he is coming to me through the small media like someone on shortwave. Subversive for all the right reasons. I am an English professor and a reader and a writer and Jacke Wilson is like my Batman.

Refreshing, intimate and engaging!

This is the type of podcast I was looking for. As a graduate student in literature, I find this to be a refreshing reader response that truly connects, engages and highlights the texts that are examined. The presentation is informal, and sustains a level of intimacy that I hope will never be lost. There are small snippets of commentary such as go grab some tea or interspersed anecdotal material that makes me long for the days of reading in coffee shops, detached amid the bustling world. I think this is the feel of the podcast, as I catch up with the episodes that run across the globe from Gilgamesh to the current state of Lit through MFA programs.

The History of Literature
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  • Category: Literature
  • Language: English

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