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By all accounts, we really should have died

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[Feb. 6th, 2009|10:58 pm]
By all accounts, we really should have died
Question: Is it possible to write a six-page paper about how this:

"If I am to die, I'll die! The loss to the world will not be large and, anyway, I myself am sufficiently bored."

is maybe the greatest two sentences ever? Because it really, really is. It's sharp and funny and sad and straightforward and self-justifying and bizarrely seductive and perfect. But I have to write six pages, and I can't just wax rhapsodic for all of them.

(The greatest two sentences ever are from A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, by the way, and the rest of the book almost lives up to them. You should read it.)
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[User Picture]From: mychimaera
2009-02-07 08:00 am (UTC)
Oh! Oh! I love that novelette! I'm so happy that someone has discovered it besides myself!
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[User Picture]From: cosmikumquat
2009-02-07 04:36 pm (UTC)

thesis:

"In this paper I wish to argue through careful analysis of the deconstructionist reconstruction of the constructivist construction that these two sentences are the greatest two ever strung together by a wide margin, Amen."
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