Whose Pen is Mightier?

In 2014, something nuts happened. A string of literary dispute violence in Russia. An argument involving Emmanuel Kant ended with gunshots, then this (reporting by The Independent):

“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.”

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