The vision of J. B. Priestley
Fagge, Roger (2011) The vision of J. B. Priestley. New York ; London: Continuum Publishing Corporation . ISBN 9781441104809Full text not available from this repository.
Drawing on private and published sources, Roger Fagge takes an in-depth look at J.B. Priestley's work, seeking to reclaim him as an important English thinker. Priestley grew up in Bradford, and served on the front line in the First World War, before attending Cambridge and embarking on a career as a writer. A committed radical, he wrote widely for the press, as well as producing autobiographies, social criticism and plays. This work revealed a growing interest in the meaning of Englishness and the start of a long-running relationship with America. Priestley achieved even greater influence during the early years of World War II via his popular BBC radio 'postscripts'. His later career, however, saw his faith in the people give way to a disillusionment with the spread of the Americanised mass society, although his critical response to the latter maintained a perceptive engagement with world. The Vision of J.B. Priestley charts the continuities, strengths and weaknesses in the author’s long career, and his vision of an outward looking radical Englishness.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PR English literature|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History > Comparative American Studies
Faculty of Arts > History
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation, Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984 -- Political and social views|
|Publisher:||Continuum Publishing Corporation|
|Place of Publication:||New York ; London|
|Official Date:||December 2011|
|Number of Pages:||192|
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