I’m sick while my cobloggers are both traveling, but here’s a little something to tide you over. In Lolita, D. G. Myers finds, Humbert Humbert offered many of the same lines of defense that Roman Polanski and his supporters are spewing today.
Polanski is a “renown [sic] and international artist,” say Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Martin Scorsese, and other film people in a petition demanding his immediate release. “The gentle and dreamy regions through which I crept were the patrimonies of poets,” Humbert protests–“not crime’s prowling ground.”
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