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J. B. Priestley (1894–1984)

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English novelist, playwright, and critic J. B. Priestley was born in Bradford in Yorkshire, the setting for many of his stories, and was educated at Cambridge University. Although he first established a reputation with critical writings such as The English Comic Characters (1925), The English Novel näytä lisää (1927), and English Humor (1928), it is for his novels and plays that he is best known. Priestley was, like John Galsworthy and Somerset Maugham, a novelist only partially committed to his playwriting. Yet he became the dominant literary figure in the London West End during the 1930s, as he attempted to make realistically rendered domestic conversation the vehicle for a mature study of personality and emotion. Philosophical theories about time, Socialist dogmatism (often erupting into sermons), and a taste for dramatic expressionism may be said to have finally deflected him from his goal. Priestley's experimental bent nevertheless yielded, among his more than 25 plays, a number of striking theatrical situations---the soliloquies of Ever since Paradise, the reviewed life in Johnson over Jordan (1939), the replay of an ill-fated conversational turn in Dangerous Corner (his most successful play, 1934), and the supernatural visitation in An Inspector Calls (his acknowledged masterpiece, 1946). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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A rather long but entertaining novel about a travelling theatre troupe. Not memorable for me, but enjoyable episodes and worth the read.
 
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sfj2 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
This carefully crafted book is a master class in how to write a convincing argument that will retain a middle class reader's interest by never descending to polemic. Priestly lays before everyone, especially those of his readers who really would prefer not to know, that a terrible social injustice had been done to those people who made and extracted the wealth that made Britain an economic titan.
The further Priestly ventures on his journey, the greater the deprivation uncovered - so that by the time he reaches Tyneside and the Durham collieries we are truly aware of the calamitous state of workers shut out of works that have become defunct as a result of the Great Depression. (The journey took place in 1933).
Perhaps it ought to be read alongside George Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier" and "Down and Out in Paris and London", both of which books tackle the subject as a political failure. Priestly demands of his readers that they be woken up to a human tragedy in their own land, amongst their own people, and take action that would relieve it. Unfortunately, this didn't happen, the situation only being altered by the country rearming and preparing for war.
My copy of this book is a Jubilee Edition (1984), and contains 80 black and white photographs which speak to the failure of will and decency, where working families lived in mean hovels in towns unfit to be called such.
I thought I wouldn't like this book, but I remembered the human warmth that is the foundation of Priestley's "Angel Pavement", and found this endearing aspect of his writing present here.
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ivanfranko | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 9, 2023 |
Una familia burguesa esta cenando para celebrar la próxima boda de la hija. Están el padre, empresario conservador, la madre, la novia, su hermano y el novio. Entonces se presenta un inspector de policía que les viene a preguntar sobre el suicidio de una chica pobre, sin aparente relación con ellos. Poco a poco, a través de las preguntas del inspector, se ve que todos han tenido relación con la chica de una manera u otra hasta el punto de que pueden considerarse corresponsables de su muerte. Las diferentes reacciones de cada personaje son la base de la acción dramática, con un final "alargado" muy interesante.… (lisätietoja)
 
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caflores | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 8, 2023 |
This was good and really funny!
 
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