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Daphne Miriam Merkin (born 30 May 1954 in New York City) is a literary critic, essayist and novelist. Merkin is a graduate of Barnard College. She also attended Columbia University's graduate program in English literature.

She began her career as a book critic for Commentary magazine, The New Republic, and The New Leader, where she wrote a book column and later, a movie column. In 1986, she became an editor with the publishing house of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. In 1997, after Tina Brown became editor of The New Yorker, Merkin became a film critic for the magazine. She also wrote extensively on books and became known for her frank and lyrical forays into autobiography; her personal essays tackled subjects ranging from her battle with depression, to her predilection for spanking, to the unacknowledged complexities of growing up rich on Park Avenue. In 2005, she joined The New York Times Magazine as a contributing writer. She is the author of a novel, Enchantment (1984) as well as a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler (1997).

Her father was the wealthy philanthropist Hermann Merkin. Her brother is J. Ezra Merkin, a hedge fund manager and philanthropist who is currently embroiled in the Bernard Madoff scandal.

Merkin teaches writing at the 92nd Street Y. She married and divorced Michael Brod, and lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her daughter, Zoe.She also is a contributing editor to Tablet Magazine.
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Total Books: 13
This Close to Happy A Reckoning with Depression
This Close to Happy A Reckoning with Depression
This Close to Happy A Reckoning with Depression
The Fame Lunches On Wounded Icons Money Sex the Brontes and the Importance of Handbags
The Fame Lunches On Wounded Icons Money Sex the Bronts and the Importance of Handbags
Playboy The Complete Centerfolds
2007 - Playboy the Complete Centerfolds (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780811860598
ISBN-10: 0811860590
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Dreaming of Hitler Passions  Provocations
1999 - Dreaming of Hitler Passions Provocations (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156006118
ISBN-10: 0156006111
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dreaming of Hitler  Passions and Provocations
1997 - Dreaming of Hitler Passions and Provocations (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517706268
ISBN-10: 0517706261
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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ENCHANTMENT
1987 - Enchantment (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780449214251
ISBN-10: 0449214257
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Enchantment
1986 - Enchantment (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780151287918
ISBN-10: 0151287910
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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ENCHANTMENT
Enchantment (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241121139
ISBN-10: 0241121132
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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ENCHANTMENT
Enchantment [PALADIN BOOKS] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586087114
ISBN-10: 0586087117
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