Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 April 2014

228 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719072871

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Priestleys England

J. B. Priestley and English culture

John Baxendale

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An important contribution to current debates over national culture and national identity, 'Englishness' and 'Britishness', reappraising the neglected radical discourses of the nation
  • The first full reappraisal of the life and work of one of the most popular and widely known English writers and broadcasters, and his contribution to the making of twentieth-century Britain
  • Casts light on so-called 'middlebrow' writing, and its distinctive but neglected contribution to social and political debate
  • New light is cast on a wide range of key twentieth-century moments, including late nineteenth-century provincial culture, inter-war literary London, wartime political debates, post-war political dissent and the critique of Americanisation and mass culture