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Welcome to the study of classic authors:
Gary Gutchess, Emperor & High Priest of This Web Site.GodHomer, Plato, Virgil, Paul, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, and others.
This
free
web is offered to promote the enjoyment and understanding of literature.
Our Theme includes magic, art, entertainment, culture and cults, gods and heroes, prophecy, history, propaganda, play, manners, satire, technology, space travel, consciousness, genes, sex and violence--not necessarily in that order! 
 


 

 


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"Yes, it's true. I used to be old, fat, and sullen . . .
before I discovered Powers of Literature!"


The instructor, Dr. Gutchess

Powers of Literature is produced by Gary Homer Gutchess, PhD. He welcomes your comments about the site. 

From ancient Greek Goėtes (meaning sorcerer, one who raises the dead and cleans out haunted houses), Italian Gucci (or Gotti?), Swiss Goetschi, Dutch Goetschius, bad American misspelling Gutchess, Dr. G has taught college English, practiced law, worked in politics, and managed business enterprises in the USA, from most of which he is retired if not forgiven. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Notre Dame

  This entire self-paced course can be completed in almost no time
with total incomprehension!


READINGS for Powers of Literature
(with Lesson numbers):

1. Genesis 1
creation

1. Genesis 11
Babel

2. Odyssey 8
Odysseus' voyage

3. Iliad 1-2
Achilles' anger

4. Iliad 9
mission to Achilles

4. Peleus & Thetis
ancient sources

5. Iliad 15 ff
death of Patroklos

6. Iliad 20 ff
burial of Hektor

7. Odyssey 13-18
return of Odysseus

8. Odyssey 20-24
City of Dreams

9. Life of Alexander
the Homeric king

10. Origins of writing
ancient sources

11. Plato, Euthyphro
Socrates gets busted

12. Plato, Apology
Socrates on trial

13. Plato, Crito
Socrates in jail

14. Plato, Phaedo
Socrates in heaven

15. Luke, Acts
how Christians act

16. Saint Francis
gospel without text

17. Chretien, The Knight of the Cart
Lance's genes

18. Virgil, Aeneid
Aeneas & Dido

19. Dante, Inferno
unhappiness

 

Can this be the way to Paradise?


   Site map &
 course outline

for best luck, follow the course lessons in number order

GETTING STARTED

THE POWER OF MEMORY

THE POWER OF THOUGHT

THE POWER OF REVELATION
(now in progress!)

THE POWER OF PLAY

  • Lesson 21:  Laughter--Twelfth Night

  • Lesson 22: Tears--Hamlet

  • Lesson 23: Shakespeare's Globe

THE POWER OF DISCOVERY

  • Lesson 24.: New Atlantis

  • Lesson 25:  The New World

  • Lesson 26:  Cervantes

GETTING FINISHED

  • Lesson 27: Literary criticism

  • Lesson 30: Review of Powers of Literature

Consumer Notice: Results may include disorientation, dizziness, headache, heartache, impotence, frivolity, rage and depression in some cases. Consult your doctor or analyst for further advice.

 
LEVEL of INSTRUCTION:
way high

 

 




WHO SHOULDN'T STUDY 
Powers of Literature?

-people who can't read,
-people who don't
read,
-people who already know everything.

 

 

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