Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin is an American literary critic, essayist, and novelist.

COVID-19 Betrays America’s Curdled Cult of Optimism

COVID-19 Betrays America’s Curdled Cult of Optimism

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Americans with a lot of time to think about how we’ve arrived at this calamitous national juncture. One question it raises is whether our national addiction to looking on the bright side has prevented us from dealing with the continuing hardship this situation

Daphne Merkin
Daphne Merkin
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