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Title:Poetry, Place, and Painting in the Works of Frank O'Hara
Author(s):Wolf, Stephen Michael
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):James Hurt
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, American
Abstract:Frank O'Hara defined himself, both as a man and a poet, as Eliot's antithesis. Eventually, O'Hara would create a modern urban poetry that repudiated Eliot's poetry and the attitudes it conveyed, a repudiation that culminates in O'Hara's Second Avenue, a modern urban epic that both emulates and is antithetical to Eliot's The Waste Land. Having broken free of Eliot's influence and establishing his own poetic manifesto, O'Hara could embrace his generation's dominant art form: painting rather than literature and Abstract Expressionist painting in particular. This new freedom allowed O'Hara to experiment in words with painterly techniques and eventually satisfy one of his great desires---to take part in a true collaboration with a painter, a desire achieved with Larry Rivers and their twelve lithographs entitled Stone.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:121 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81498
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912429
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998


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