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Priestley's England : J.B. Priestley and English culture

Author: John Baxendale
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Baxendale, John.
Priestley's England.
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)607453351
Named Person: J B Priestley; J B Priestley; John B Priestley; J B Priestley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxendale
ISBN: 9780719072864 0719072867
OCLC Number: 166875257
Description: vii, 213 p. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: John Baxendale.
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Priestley's England explores the cultural, literary and political history of twentieth-century Britain through the radical critique offered by one of its most popular writers, J B Priestley. Its  Read more...

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