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J.B. Priestley

Data de nascimento: 13. Setembro 1894
Data de falecimento: 14. Agosto 1984
Outros nomes:John Boynton Pristley

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John Boynton "J. B." Priestley, OM , was an English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator and broadcaster.

His Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction, notably in The Good Companions , which first brought him to wide public notice. Many of his plays are structured around a time slip, and he went on to develop a new theory of time, with different dimensions that link past, present, and future.

In 1940, he broadcast a series of short propaganda radio shows that were credited with strengthening civilian morale during the Battle of Britain. His left-wing beliefs brought him into conflict with the government, and influenced the birth of the Welfare State. The programme was eventually cancelled by the BBC for being too critical of the Government.

He is perhaps best known for his 1945 play An Inspector Calls.

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„Those no-sooner-have-I-touched-the-pillow people are past my comprehension. There is something suspiciously bovine about them.“

— J.B. Priestley
"The Dark Hours", in [http://books.google.com/books?id=WXRMy9eD_GkC&q="Those+no+sooner+have+I+touched+the+pillow+people+are+past+my+comprehension+There+is+something+suspiciously+bovine+about+them"&pg=PA80#v=onepage Too Many People, and Other Reflections] (1928).

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