International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A (2020)

J.B. Priestley’s miscellaneous writings and stylistic devices


Rajesh Kumar


The article is about J.B. Priestley one of the best known and most prolific writers of twentieth century Britain. The purpose of this article is about to know the miscellaneous writings and stylistic devices of the author used in his work. Priestley’s works have been commented on at length in a diversity of publications including academic journals, articles and also as an example in books by geographers. Priestley’s output was prodigious. Notwithstanding novels, he composed criticism, articles, journals, plays, film contents, social narratives and self-portrayals. For variety of reasons Priestley’s works is also important for geography. Priestley’s geographical imagination is centered on landscape and the related concepts of dwelling. To uncover that imagination I lean towards humanistic approaches, Humanistic geology i.e. supported by Phenomenology, that involve themes such as the centrality of meaning and experience; the conjunction of facts and values, object and subject, material form and ideas, in geographic interpretation; the importance of context, synthesis, and therefore holism in geographic understanding; a view of man that is contextual and not abstracted, particular rather than aggregate; and a perspective where human initiative and activity is not suppressed beneath the weight of a determining environment.

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How to cite this article:
Rajesh Kumar. J.B. Priestley’s miscellaneous writings and stylistic devices. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2020;2(2):01-05. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2020.v2.i2a.31
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