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Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin
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Daphne Merkin is the author of the novel Enchantment, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award for best novel on a Jewish theme, as well as two collections of essays, and a memoir, This Close to Happy. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, her essays frequently appear in The New York Times, Bookforum, The New Republic, Departures, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, Tablet, and many other publications. Merkin has taught writing at the 92nd Street Y, Marymount Manhattan College, and Hunter College, and she currently teaches at Columbia University’s MFA program. She lives in New York City.

Enchantment

Daphne Merkin; With a New Foreword by Vivian Gornick
Picador
Picador

A bold, provocative "pioneering novel" (Los Angeles Times) about family, womanhood, and growing up

Set on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Enchantment is...

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22 Minutes of Unconditional Love

22 Minutes of Unconditional Love

Daphne Merkin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“Daphne Merkin meets the formidable challenge of describing female lust and romantic obsession with all the desired daring, candor, and skill. The result is a bracingly honest, keenly insightful,...

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This Close to Happy

Daphne Merkin
Picador
Picador

“One of the most accurate, and therefore most harrowing, accounts of depression to be written in the last century...Ms. Merkin speaks candidly and beautifully about aspects of the human...

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The Fame Lunches

Daphne Merkin
Picador
Picador

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Daphne Merkin brings her signature combination of wit, candor, and penetrating intelligence to subjects that touch on...

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