Frank O'Hara - Literary Context - Modernism & Postmodernism

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Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism, Cubism
From a line of existential writing
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The Ability to
Creates its own objects, and in theory becomes a political act
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O'Hara's Walk & Parody
O'Hara's walk becomes a parody of medieval quest in which the holy grail takes the form of consumerist goods
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Interplay
The interplay between modernist experimentation and postmodern appropriation
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Eliot
Just like Eliot, O'Hara treats cultural elements as slippery surfaces, rather than in-depth symbols
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Surface & Symbol
Events hover between surface and symbol - known as surbols
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Creates its own objects, and in theory becomes a political act

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The Ability to

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O'Hara's walk becomes a parody of medieval quest in which the holy grail takes the form of consumerist goods

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The interplay between modernist experimentation and postmodern appropriation

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Just like Eliot, O'Hara treats cultural elements as slippery surfaces, rather than in-depth symbols

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