The peculiar integrity of the medium…

MacNeice understood the peculiar integrity of the medium, with its aptitude for psychological montage…  His wartime propaganda features allowed an invisible narrator to eavesdrop on the vox pop of a collective unconsciousness, as if by twiddling dials and commuting between frequencies.

 

Peter Conrad reviewing Jon Stallworthy’s biography of Louis MacNeice for the Guardian, February 12 1995