By Hazel Smith
Frank O'Hara's poetry conjures up a selected period and placement: long island within the fifties and early sixties. it is a pre-computer age of typewritten manuscripts, small outlets and lunch hours: it's also an age of homosexual repression, accelerating consumerism and race riots. Hazel Smith means that the positioning and dislocation of the cityscape creates 'hyperscapes' within the poetry of Frank O'Hara. The hyperscape is a postmodern web site characterized through distinction, breaking down unified techniques of textual content, urban, topic and artwork, and remoulding them into new textual, subjective and political areas. This ebook theorises the method of disruption and re-figuration which constitutes the hyperscape, and celebrates its radicality.
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