As ever, the latest edition of the J.B. Priestley Society Journal offers new light on many facets of Priestley.
- Tom Priestley reflects on family history as shown in the 1901 and 1911 censuses. What was JB’s grandfather’s occupation?
- Useful reprint of Norah Fienburgh’s 1932 Bradford Pioneer piece on Priestley’s 1913 Round the Hearth series.
- Priestley turned again and again to the ideas of Jung: both believed in the power of dreams as a creative force: Lee Hanson’s lecture on the relationship between the two usefully summarises Priestley’s explorations of Jung’s often difficult ideas and covers how J.B. and Jacquetta Hawkes used them in Dragon’s Mouth.
- Alan Day covers the February 1948 British Theatre conference, chaired by Priestley. Fascinating controversies on the role of theatre managers and insight into the theatre of the time.
- Rangarao Kulkarni discusses consciousness and time in five of Priestley’s later fictions: The Magicians, Saturn over the Water, The Thirty-first of June, Lost Empires and It’s an Old Country.
The Journal isn’t available online, but is sent in print form to all members of the Society and is available in libraries, including ours of course.