Gil Orlovitz Introduction - Essay

Introduction

Gil Orlovitz 1918–1973

American poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and editor.

Orlovitz has written sonnets, lyrics, satires, and biographical masques, using a variety of experimental verbal techniques. The formlessness of his novel, Milkbottle H, led to its being termed a "no-novel" by one critic and a "long poem" by another, even as the exuberance of his language was praised.

(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 77-80; obituary, Vols. 45-48 and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 2: American Novelists since World War II; Vol. 5: American Poets since World War II.)