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Nabokov's Exoneration: The Genesis and Genius of Lolita --- Bruce Stone | Numéro Cinq
The Cossacks are coming! The Cossacks are coming! Or in this case the lorn remnant of salacious and mischievous critics who continue to dredge up the infamous accusation that the author of Lolita was, if not a pedophile himself, at least advocating for pedophilia. No less a commentator than Martin Amis has suggested that the theme of child sex crops up so often in Nabokov's entire work as to promote suspicion. In his definitive and replete essay on the subject, our writer Bruce Stone faces Nabokov's accusers head on and demolishes them, not without heaping upon their heads some appropriate invective.