Problematic Literary Faves in the Time of Harvey Weinstein

Written by Sara Leonard

The past few weeks have made it nearly impossible to check social media without discovering that another high-profile celebrity has been accused of sexual harassment. What started off as Hollywood’s crusade against Harvey Weinstein has developed into so much more: men like Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose, and Roy Moore have all been accused of sexual harassment or abuse. What’s even more shocking is that the men are facing consequences for their actions. This appalling chain of events has caused many people to question artists of the past, and New York Times writer Clyde Haberman asked the question of the month: “Can we appreciate art even if it was created by someone who behaved deplorably?”

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