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Teacher Stabs Friend in Poetry vs. Prose Dispute Published: January 29, 2014

A drunken row over the merits of literary forms in Russia ended in a poetry-lover stabbing a champion of prose to death, investigators say.

BBC News reports a 53-year-old man in Irbit, a town in the Sverdlovsk region of the Urals, has been charged with the murder of another man, 67, said to have been a friend.

They were drinking spirits in the friend's flat when he reportedly said only prose was "real literature," according to BBC News.

H/T: Newser
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