NABOKV-L post 0006122, Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:04:53 -0700

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Re: Nabokov references on Talk of the Nation (fwd)
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Body
I mentioned this discussion briefly last week but here is a much fuller
description. GD

From: Alphonse Vinh <AVinh@npr.org>

NPR's Talk of the Nation show had a 30 July discussion about child
pornography and free speech. An Ohio man named Brian Dalton was convicted on
charges of child pornography for writing down his fantasies (they were
cruel, disturbing and heinous) in a private journal about children. The
experts who appeared on the show discussed at some length Vladimir Nabokov
and his novel LOLITA. They certainly weren't saying that our great artist
was in the same category as Dalton, but they used his novel to argue for the
freedom of artists to write about subjects which can be disturbing.

Here's the full citation for the show for our VN Bibliography.

Show Date:
2001-07-31
Display Timing:
00:59:00
Segment Number:
1
Series:
TALK OF THE NATION
Trans. Title:
ANALYSIS: FREE SPEECH AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN AN OHIO
STATE CASE
Cat. Title:
FREE SPEECH ISSUES RAISED FROM MAN ARRESTED RE DIARY
ENTRYS
DETAILING CHILD ABUSE


MELINDA PENKAVA, host.


//Alphonse Vinh
NPR