Dreaming Of Hitler

Dreaming Of Hitler

by Daphne Merkin
     
 

“Lush and uncensored” essays (Village Voice) on spanking during sex, shopping, Martin Scorcese, Israel, breast reduction, Gary Gilmore, depression, and other matters, by “one of the few contemporary essayists who have (and deserve) a following” (New York). “Everything Daphne Merkin writes is so smart, it shines” (Washington Post

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“Lush and uncensored” essays (Village Voice) on spanking during sex, shopping, Martin Scorcese, Israel, breast reduction, Gary Gilmore, depression, and other matters, by “one of the few contemporary essayists who have (and deserve) a following” (New York). “Everything Daphne Merkin writes is so smart, it shines” (Washington Post Book World).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156006118
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/29/1999
Edition description:
First Harvest Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader
On Not Becoming a Lesbian3
Now, Voyeur: The Erotic Life of Movies15
Extramarital Cravings26
A Taste of the Stick: Joel and Hedda, 198837
Desperately Seeking Torture: S&M on the Internet43
Spanking: A Romance49
Coda66
Ready, Willing, and Wary73
Secrets of a Pregnant Woman77
The Knight in Shining Armani86
My Kingdom for a Scarf90
A Complicated Friendship: Remembering Diana Trilling94
On Not Attending My College Reunion101
Notes of a Lonely White Woman106
Dancing with My Daughter115
In the Country of Divorce118
O Whither Has Thou Led Me, Egypt? - The Fate of Richard Burton131
How Dreary to Be Nobody138
Clean Streets: Martin Scorsese Among the Gentry153
Mailer at Sea: The Writer as Director169
In Search of Adam Duritz178
Postscript193
Acting the Victim: Claire Bloom vs. Philip Roth195
These Unhappy Breasts205
The Pursuit of Thin213
Donna Karan's World222
Am I Tan Enough?229
The Shoplifter's High239
The Talking Cure Blues251
A Family and a Fortune: Sallie Bingham's Revenge260
When She Was Bad: Anne Sexton at Home270
The Fall of the House of Gilmore282
Jerusalem, Under a Low Sky297
The Last Yom Kippur of Yaakov Riegler314
Ecclesiastes: A Depressive's Lament319
Enter the Shulamite: How Sexy Is the Song of Songs?331
Dreaming of Hitler: A Memoir of Self-Hatred346
Publication Credits365

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