Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin is a critic, essayist, and novelist. Her most recent book is the novel 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love, and she is working on a book about psychoanalysis. (April 2024)


‘A Very Lonely Business’

‘A Very Lonely Business’

“How any woman with a family ever put pen to paper I cannot fathom,” Virginia Woolf wrote. Is there a tradeoff between motherhood and artistic creativity?

The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s

by Maggie Doherty

Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World

by Gillian Gill

The Lost Girls: Love and Literature in Wartime London

by D.J. Taylor

Square Haunting: Five Lives in London Between the Wars

by Francesca Wade

February 11, 2021 issue

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