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Professor imagines Gadhafi’s final days for Salon short story

August 31, 2011

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    Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi

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Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi is one of just eight up-and-coming authors asked by Salon.com to imagine Moammar Gadhafi’s final days.

“A fall so sudden and dramatic is perhaps best told in fiction,” the online magazine noted in its introduction. “So we asked eight top novelists to imagine this moment from Gadhafi’s perspective. What is the ‘King of Kings’ thinking as he fights for his life?”

Toutonghi’s contribution, “Solace,” envisions the dictator on the run in Mizrahi, comforting himself with chess—and casual cruelty.

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