John Boynton Priestley

John Boynton Priestley

English man­of­letters

John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984). British journalist, novelist, playwright, and essayist. Priestley's output was vast and varied - he wrote over one hundred novels, plays, and essays, and is best known as the author of the novel The Good Companions (1929). A man of versatility, he was a patriot, cosmopolitan Yorkshireman, professional amateur, cultured Philistine, reactionary radical, and a commonsense spokesman for the ordinary man-in-the-street. Priestley refused both knighthood and peerage, but accepted in 1977 the prestigious Order of Merit.
 
A New Model of the Universe by Ouspensky produced a great impression on the novelist J.B. Priestley, who wrote one of his most enthusiastic essays about it “Evaluations of P.D
 
This thoughtful, well-illustrated examination reflects Priestley’s life-long fascination with the subject and draws on a wide variety of scientists, poets and philosophers to examine ideas about and experiences of time. He devotes an approving chapter titled “Esoteric School” and “Man and Time

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