Amanda Nedham

Generals Always Die in Bed (2010)

In my musings as a naturalist it has occurred to me that while decorum is an excellent thing some must be indecorous if the race is to be carried on since the position prescribed for procreation is indecorous, highly indecorous, and it occurred to me that perhaps that is what these people are, or were: the children of decorous cohabitation. But regardless of how they started i hope to see the finish of a few, and speculate how worms will try that long preserved sterility; with their quaint pamphlets gone to bus and into foot-notes all their lust.
A Natural History of the Dead, Ernest Hemingway