Publishing “Lolita” Was Hardly His Most Controversial Move

From a New York Times book review by Alexandra Jacobs headlined “Putting Out ‘Lolita’ Was Hardly His Most Controversial Move”:

Thwarted megamergers and private-equity acquisitions, buyouts and layoffs, self-publishing and artificial intelligence: It’s hard to find a glimmer of glamour in the book business right now.

Against this tech-inflected landscape, Thomas Harding’s more than serviceable new biography of George Weidenfeld, long a force of letters in England and briefly in the United States, floats as if on stained foolscap. We won’t see the likes of this fellow again is its continual subtext.