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Russian teacher ‘kills friend in heated poetry versus prose argument’

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by Maria Tadeo

“A Russian teacher allegedly killed a friend in a drunken argument over literary genres, investigators have said.

The pair engaged in an animated discussion on the merits of poetry over prose during a drinking session, which soon escalated into a lethal brawl, after the suspect stabbed his friend insisting that poetry was superior.

In a statement, federal police in the Russian region of Sverdlovsk said: “The host insisted that real literature is prose, while his guest, a former teacher, argued for poetry.

‘The literary dispute soon grew into a banal conflict, on the basis of which the 53-year-old admirer of poetry killed his opponent with the help of a knife.'”

Read the full article at the Independent

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