More than 50 years after it was first published, Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita is still starting scandals.
Earlier this month, The Newsroom actress Emily Mortimer wrote an essay for The New York Times about how Lolita has avoided getting canceled, despite it being the story of a pedophile. But as The New Republic's Jacob Silverman noticed Friday, the Times added an editor's note shortly after the essay was published, disclosing that Mortimer "included several sentences adapted, without attribution, from an article by Caitlin Flanagan" that was published in the September 2018 issue of The Atlantic:
Mortimer's original essay, which can be read here, includes a paragraph that starts:
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In the piece up on The New York Times now, the lines read:
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