Journey down a Rainbow: J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes Journey down a Rainbow: J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes Journey down a Rainbow: J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes

Journey down a Rainbow

J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1955
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Photo of actual book by bookseller. Previous owners name and nameplate inside front cover, otherwise very tidy copy. Dust wrapper is torn and worn and tanned, but intact. In 1954, J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes, who had married the previous year, took a kind of literary honeymoon: the result, this book, Journey down a Rainbow (1955). In this perceptive, entertaining book a distinguished novelist and his Archaeologist wife explore and contrast the oldest and the newest ways of life in the American southwest. The couple wanted to explore the impact of technology on society. A visit to the South-West United States would allow them to contrast the people of the pueblos in New Mexico, who still preserved ¿much of their ancient culture ¿ living more or less as they always did¿ , with Texans, ¿the latest men¿, living in the most technologically advanced society which represented ¿a pattern to which all our urban Western civilisation is beginning to conform¿. The Priestleys travelled together to Kansas City, then went their separate ways, he to Dallas, she to Alberquerque. Jacquetta explored the remaining pueblo society of New Mexico, Priestley to the booming Texas of Cold War, oil, and mass markets. The book reproduces their letters, with chapters alternating between their experiences. Jacquetta had the better time: her strong visual sense delighted in pottery and weaving, her love of the deep past responded to the power of the cave sites and ritual dancing. J.B. did not find his trip as congenial. However, it did draw out some of his most significant writing of the 1950s, as he described what he called Admass i.e. consumer society: materialism driven by mass communications, advertising and salesmanship, at its most obvious in the places he visited. Jacquetta too contrasted the frenzy of unnecessary shopping in New York with the moving experience in a museum of seeing beautiful woven patterns created from dog hairs by a prehistoric woman, ¿living as humbly as a badger¿. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Journey down a Rainbow
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1955
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Book Description Reader's Union, 1957. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. The spine is discoloured and a previous owner's name is at the front. Account of considerable contrasts to be found in the American South-west. In New Mexico the successors to the earliest pre- historic inhabitants live among remarkable remains and preserve ancient culture. Across the state line in Texas lie rapidly expanding cities. Bookseller Inventory # 2458

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Book Description Penguin, Middlesex, 1969. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Zufriedenstellend. 1. Auflage. J.B. Priestley / Jecquetta Hawkes - Journey down a Rainbow Taschenbuch, englisch, Penguin, 1969, schon stärker gebräunt, etwas berieben, keine Beschriftungen. ".describes the Pueblo Indians, a people still miraculously preserving many prehistoric rites, still living in their ancestral territory.explores the rich, fast-expanding cities of Texas, the land of 'Admass'." (buchrücken) Gewicht: 150g. Bookseller Inventory # 008255

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Book Description Londres 1957. Readers Union; Heinemann - Cresset. 238 pp. 20x12. Cartoné. En inglés. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish. Bookseller Inventory # 60634

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