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Frank O'Hara NowNew Essays on the New York Poet$
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Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312311

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316067

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‘Housing the Deliberations’

‘Housing the Deliberations’

New York, War, and Frank O'Hara

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(p.13) ‘Housing the Deliberations’
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Frank O'Hara Now
Author(s):
Geoff Ward
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0002

This chapter focuses on New York. It considers the warping of historical perspective that follows 9/11 and the demise of the New York that hosted the various New York Schools. It suggests that this New York was ‘founded and terminated by acts of war’, book-ended by the Second World War and 9/11. The chapter pays particular attention to O'Hara's late long poem ‘Biotherm’, discussing the implications of its ‘broken and looped phrasings’ for the very notion of relationship in O'Hara's work.

Keywords:   Frank O'Hara, New York, 9/11, Second World War, Biotherm

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