Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 10, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 672 pages
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Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs” in France’s Vichy government.

Darquier set about to eliminate Jews in France with brutal efficiency, delivering 75,000 men, women, and children to the Nazis and confiscating Jewish property, which he used for his own gain. Carmen Callil’s riveting and sometimes darkly comic narrative reveals Darquier as a self-obsessed fantasist who found his metier in propagating hatred—a career he denied to his dying day—and traces the heartrending consequences for his daughter Anne of her poisoned family legacy. A brilliant meld of epic sweep and psychological insight, Bad Faith is a startling history of our times.


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User Review  - arielgm - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating but ultimately disappointing book. It begins well, is scrupulously researched, and fluently written. The author was a patient of psychoanalyst Anne Darquier at the time of her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

I'm not a big fan of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, but when I read Callil's criticism of it I feel compelled to defend it. Because the author of such a mess as this really shouldn't throw stones. But I admire her intent in this book. Read full review

Contents

The Priests Children
3
PART II
40
COCK BULL
48
4 Baby
64
Shreds and Patches
80
The Street
88
Iiame
112
Q Pot of Gold
135
Having Fun
300
Loot 521
321
PART v
348
The Family 571
370
The Cricket Team
394
Dinosaurs
416
Postscript
435
Louis Darquiers Baronial Inventions
462

1Q n the Rampage
170
ork Family Fatherland
192
3 Tormenting Men
217
Rats
240
Death
277
Notes
473
Bibliography and Sources 167
567
Index
589
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About the author (2008)

Carmen Callil was born in Australia and moved to England, where she began working in the publishing industry. In 1972 she founded Virago, publishing such authors as A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, and Toni Morrison. She was subsequently Managing and Publishing Director of Chatto & Windus, publisher-atlarge for Random House UK, and Director of Channel 4 Television. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and co-author of The Modern Library.


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