Man kills friend in argument about poetry and prose

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Man kills friend in argument about poetry and prose

Postby Cath » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:33 pm

A man has killed his friend in an argument about whether poetry or prose was better. Investigators say a drunken literary dispute led to a 53-year-old former teacher, who preferred poetry, killing his friend with a knife.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/29/russian-friend-argument-poetry-prose

How bizarre!
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Re: Man kills friend in argument about poetry and prose

Postby Saturn » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:08 pm

Back in the day they probably would have a duel about it, gloves in the face, gauntlet thrown down etc.

A very strange thing indeed in these times!

How very Pushkinian [if that's a word] of them.
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Re: Man kills friend in argument about poetry and prose

Postby Cybele » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:44 pm

I read about this in the paper. Awfully sad.
This past summer, when I attended a poetry forum in a small college town, the class participants would get together in the evening, drink wine and argue about poetry. The exception was that we had loads of fun.
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