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In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson
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Aug 14, 2008

it was amazing
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I read an excerpt of this in the Norton Anthology and it was beautiful. The author expresses his fear of the lack of a hereafter as well as his disbelief that someone so amazing can die and go nowhere but into the ground. I was very intrigued by the relationship between the two men, one in which the author mentions his heart beating at the thought of touching hands, but I found, beyond a little puerile interest, I couldn't give a damn if the men were lovers, if the author had a crush, or if they were just friends that loved and respected each other. Whatever the case, I couldn't help thinking what it would mean to be the person who meant so much to someone else that he wrote about your death over the course of 17 years in such moving language that millions of readers since can identify with. And what sort of man he must have been. Now I just have to read this in full with tissues at the ready...last on page 68 of this edition.
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