'A door half open to surprise': Charles Madge's imminences

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2001 Number 44

'A door half open to surprise': Charles Madge's imminences
Steven Connor, pages -

Abstract

A sense of anticipation of modernist change is recurrent in Charles Madge’s poetry, and while he had an ambivalent relation to modernism, he wrote in the 1930s of his desire to be caught up in the irresistible current of the new. Madge was capable of conceiving a modernism joined to mass expression and asserted the historical necessity of socialist realism. He saw Mass-Observation as a deflection from individual to collective consciousness. The article also looks at the way time and space are expressed and connected in Madge’s work.

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Steven Connor, (2001) 'A door half open to surprise': Charles Madge's imminences, New Formations, 2001(44), -

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