"The End of Art Is Peace."

"The End of Art Is Peace."

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“It is always better

to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning.

For every one of us, living in this world

means waiting for our end. Let whoever can

win glory before death. When a warrior is gone,

that will be his best and only bulwark.”

Beowulf–A New Verse Translation.

R.I.P. Seamus Heaney.

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.