Fault Lines

Fault Lines Born in Vienna in David Pryce Jones is the son of the well known writer and editor of the Times Literary Supplement Alan Pryce Jones and Therese Poppy Fould Springer He grew up in a cosmopolitan

  • Title: Fault Lines
  • Author: David Pryce-Jones
  • ISBN: 9780985905231
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born in Vienna in 1936, David Pryce Jones is the son of the well known writer and editor of the Times Literary Supplement Alan Pryce Jones and Therese Poppy Fould Springer He grew up in a cosmopolitan mix of industrialists, bankers, soldiers, and playboys on both sides of a family, embodying the fault lines of the title not quite Jewish and not quite Christian, not quBorn in Vienna in 1936, David Pryce Jones is the son of the well known writer and editor of the Times Literary Supplement Alan Pryce Jones and Therese Poppy Fould Springer He grew up in a cosmopolitan mix of industrialists, bankers, soldiers, and playboys on both sides of a family, embodying the fault lines of the title not quite Jewish and not quite Christian, not quite Austrian and not quite French or English, not quite heterosexual and not quite homosexual, socially conventional but not quite secure Graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, David Pryce Jones served as Literary Editor of the Financial Times and the Spectator, a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and Senior Editor of National Review Fault Lines a memoir that spans Europe, America, and the Middle East and encompasses figures ranging from Somerset Maugham to Svetlana Stalin to Elie de Rothschild has the storytelling power of Pryce Jones s numerous novels and non fiction books, and is perceptive and poignant testimony to the fortunes and misfortunes of the present age.

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    1. A sometimes maddeningly paced, but overall melancholy memoir and family-dynasty biography. D. Pryce-Jones' opus is historically relevant and surprisingly full of backroom insights into the motivations and private atmospheres of some famous and infamous historical figures of the last century. Some of the odd pacing comes in the form of the reader getting so many names dropped on them from the pied de terre set of 20th century Europe, that sometimes one wishes a bit more editing was brought to bea [...]

    2. Coming from a very rich and well-connected European Jewish family, David Pryce-Jones has met just anyone with English literary credibility over the last 60 years (his father was editor of the Times Literary Supplement). And being Jewish, he has harrowing tales of narrowly escaping the Holocaust as well (he was born in 1936). This, his memoir, is easy to read, perhaps lighter than one might think considering the topics just mentioned (not to mention his father's odd sexuality, his uncle's abusive [...]

    3. Of English and Welsh heritage and French and Austrian too,He pilfered food in Vichy during World War II.His life experience colored the writer he'd become,And in the process he met nearly everyone

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