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Emilrose
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FourTrouble
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The Master and Margarita is the Best Russian Novel of the 20th Century

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FourTrouble
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/28/2015 Category: Arts
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Emilrose

Pro

Anyone actually interested may say so in the comments.

By 'the Master and Margarita', I am referring to the fictional novel written by Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928-1940, and eventually published in 1966.

In addition things that will judged and apply to the term 'best' will be the and the overall storyline [.IE how it starts, what happens, how it develops and how it concludes] and theme. As well as the characters involved and the historical context that it was written.

Moreover, the success of the book and how its endured will most certainly apply.

Con will have to argue that it is not the best Russian Novel of the 20th Century and/or argue for another [Russian] novel in that period that they consider better--which is preferable.

**Debate Structure**

-Round one acceptance and any opening statements.

-Round two arguments.

-Round three defence on arguments and rebuttals.

-Round four further rebuttals to each case and closing arguments.

**Rules**

-No semantics.

-Con *must* accept the debate as it is and there must be no attempt to change/alter the resolution. For example Con cannot argue things along the lines of 'it's too subjective' to conclude what is the *best* Russian novel of the 20th century, if they do attempt to do this, I WIN. Con's task is to refer to the literature only and provide a case revolving exclusively around that.

There will be a ten day voting period with a select a winner system.
FourTrouble

Con

I'm going to defend Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov.

The term "best" isn't limited to the factors Pro cites.

Since the term "best" includes consideration of multiple factors, this debate will likely focus on which factors carry the most weight.
Debate Round No. 1
Emilrose

Pro

Emilrose forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Emilrose

Pro

Apologies to my opponent, but due to business it looks like I will have to forfeit all remaining rounds.

Therefore, any potential voters may vote CON.
FourTrouble

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: 16kadams// Mod action: NOT Removed<

4 points to Con (Conduct, Arguments). Reasons for voting decision: FF

[*Reason for non-removal*] Pro clearly conceded the debate to Con. Votes on conceded debates aren't moderated unless they allocate more points to the conceding debater.
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Posted by Emilrose 1 year ago
Emilrose
In that case I will send you the challenge after tomorrow.
Posted by FourTrouble 1 year ago
FourTrouble
I'll argue for Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov.
Posted by Emilrose 1 year ago
Emilrose
Have any other works you'd argue for?
Posted by imsmarterthanyou98 1 year ago
imsmarterthanyou98
I am interested.
Posted by Sarai.K82 1 year ago
Sarai.K82
Fabulous book. I'm not qualified to debate whether its the best Russian novel of the 20th Century. But it certainly drew me in when I read it several years ago. I'll enjoy following this debate.
Posted by Emilrose 1 year ago
Emilrose
Hm Fyodor Dostoyevsky is great...

20th century Russian literature just narrows it a little more though. There's still some excellent Russian works written in that time.
Posted by John_Royals 1 year ago
John_Royals
I wish it would've been 19th century Russian literature because I love me some Foyodor Dostoevsky
Posted by Emilrose 1 year ago
Emilrose
Okay ;) I'll wait until the weekend to send the challenge.

Will you be arguing for any other book?
Posted by FourTrouble 1 year ago
FourTrouble
I'm interested.
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Vote Placed by 16kadams 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF/Concession -- No arguments were made, so I see no reason to award meaningless points to hurt an individual's W/L record.