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The Resource Priestley's England : J.B. Priestley and English culture, John Baxendale, (electronic resource)

Priestley's England : J.B. Priestley and English culture, John Baxendale, (electronic resource)

Label
Priestley's England : J.B. Priestley and English culture
Title
Priestley's England
Title remainder
J.B. Priestley and English culture
Statement of responsibility
John Baxendale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Priestley's England is the first full-length academic study of J.B Priestley - novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the makers of twentieth-century Britain, and one of its sharpest critics." "This book will appeal to all those interested in the culture and politics of twentieth-century Britain, in the continuing debates over 'Englishness' to which Priestley made such a key contribution, and in the life and work of one of the most remarkable and popular writers of the past century."--Jacket
  • "Priestley's England is the first full-length academic study of J.B Priestley - novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the makers of twentieth-century Britain, and one of its sharpest critics." "This book will appeal to all those interested in the culture and politics of twentieth-century Britain, in the continuing debates over 'Englishness' to which Priestley made such a key contribution, and in the life and work of one of the most remarkable and popular writers of the past century."--Jacket
  • Annotation:
Cataloging source
EQF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baxendale, John
Dewey number
823/.912
LC call number
PR6031.R6
LC item number
Z558 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Priestley, J. B.
  • Priestley, J. B.
  • Authors, English
  • Priestley, J. B. / (John Boynton) / 1894-1984
  • Priestley, J. B.
  • Priestley, John B
  • Priestley, John B
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Political and social views
Summary expansion
Priestley's England is the first full-length academic study of J B Priestley - novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the makers of twentieth-century Britain, and one of its sharpest critics. From his scathing analysis of a slump-stricken nation in the best-selling English Journey, to his popular wartime broadcasts which paved the way to 1945 and the welfare state, his post-war critique of ‘Admass' and the Cold War (he was a co-founder of CND), and his continual engagement with the question of ‘Englishness', Priestley addressed the key issues of the century from a radical standpoint in fiction, journalism and plays which appealed to a wide audience and made him one of the most successful writers of his day, in a career which spanned the 1920s and the 1980s.Priestley's England explores the cultural, literary and political history of twentieth-century Britain through the themes which preoccupied Priestley throughout his life: competing versions of Englishness; tradition, modernity, and the decline of industrial England; ‘Americanisation', mass culture and ‘Admass'; cultural values and ‘broadbrow' culture; consumerism and the decay of the public sphere; the loss of spirituality and community in ‘the nervous excitement, the frenzy, the underlying despair of our century'. It argues that Priestley has been unjustly neglected for too long: we have a great deal to learn both from this extraordinary, multi-faceted man, and from the English radical tradition he represented.This book will appeal to all those interested in the culture and politics of twentieth-century Britain, in the continuing debates over ‘Englishness' to which Priestley made such a key contribution, and in the life and work of one of the most remarkable and popular writers of the past century
Label
Priestley's England : J.B. Priestley and English culture, John Baxendale, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-207) and index
Contents
  • 1. 'A serious writer with a message' -- 2. Bruddersford and beyond -- 3. Englands and Englishness -- 4. This new England -- 5. Priestley's war -- 6. 'Now we must live up to ourselves': New Jerusalem and beyond
  • 1. 'A serious writer with a message' -- 2. Bruddersford and beyond -- 3. Englands and Englishness -- 4. This new England -- 5. Priestley's war -- 6. 'Now we must live up to ourselves': New Jerusalem and beyond
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000712831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk ed.
Extent
vii, 213 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780719072864
Lccn
2013557405
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000712831
Label
Priestley's England : J.B. Priestley and English culture, John Baxendale, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-207) and index
Contents
  • 1. 'A serious writer with a message' -- 2. Bruddersford and beyond -- 3. Englands and Englishness -- 4. This new England -- 5. Priestley's war -- 6. 'Now we must live up to ourselves': New Jerusalem and beyond
  • 1. 'A serious writer with a message' -- 2. Bruddersford and beyond -- 3. Englands and Englishness -- 4. This new England -- 5. Priestley's war -- 6. 'Now we must live up to ourselves': New Jerusalem and beyond
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000712831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk ed.
Extent
vii, 213 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780719072864
Lccn
2013557405
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000712831

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