Poe (?) short-story about a dead man's speech
November 9, 2012 5:26 AM Subscribe
(Poe?) tale about a speech by a dead man
posted by Remote Network to writing & language (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I thought this was a Poe short story, but have been unable to find it:
University professor or other long-winded academic gets up on a stage to give a lecture about how he's discovered immortality. As the speech proceeds, it becomes increasingly rambling and incoherent. In the end, it turns out the immortal speech giver is actually dead.