Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin is the author of a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler. She lives in New York City and is at work on a memoir, Melancholy Baby. 

April 6 2011 8:17 AMHome DiscomfortsRevisiting Penelope Mortimer's The Pumpkin Eater and its devastating portrait of a marriage.
Feb. 2 2007 7:26 AMBlack SheepThe letters of Jessica Mitford.
The Book Club
Dec. 7 2006 11:56 AMBratty Beauties and Babyish Boys
March 10 2006 10:59 AMBoy Meets Girl, Then More GirlsHBO's Big Love and the stuffy side of polygamy.
Oct. 6 2005 3:51 PMIn Warm BloodWhat the film got right about Truman Capote.
Nov. 21 2007 4:56 PMDavid Duchovny, Why Won't You Love Me?Or, reasons to watch Californication during the writers' strike.
The Book Club
Dec. 8 2006 3:56 PMWhat Makes a Genuine Subversive?
The Book Club
Dec. 6 2006 1:38 PMThe Commotion About Gender Roles
Oct. 6 2005 3:47 PMIn Warm BloodWhat the film got right about Truman Capote.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
  Slate Plus
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Future Tense
Dec. 19 2014 8:30 AM The Wrong Way to Respond to the Snowden Revelations Some countries want to wall off their Internet from the United States to avoid surveillance. But there’s a better solution.