Vladimir Nabokov
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No One Is Untouchable: Not Federico Garcia Lorca, Not Ai Weiwei
21 Jul 2011 // 11:30 PM

Governments tend to take on their worst form, to devolve to their most horrific manifestation, when they kill artists. Artists look out into the horrors of the world, and inevitably, the horrors sometimes reach back.

The Panting Maniac: Chasing Lolita on a Grim 50-Year Anniversary
14 Aug 2008 // 5:00 PM

What the author finds on the bottom end of American pop culture in 1958 is an environment ripe and primed, no matter how subconsciously or keep-it-in-the-family quiet, for the sexual exploitation of youth.

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The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov
19 Nov 2009 // 3:00 PM

As a reminder of a great writer's genius and obsessions, for its historical value, for its fragments of beautiful prose, and as a objet d'art, this book is a ten. As an actual work of literature, it's no more than a four.

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