Ice Never F

Gil Orlovitz (Author) Ethan Orlovitz (Cover Design by)
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First-ever new edition of a truly innovative but neglected novel, Ice Never F, by American poet Gil Orlovitz (1918-1973). Originally published in 1970 by Calder & Boyars, it was written as the first installment in a trilogy of semiautobiographical experimental novels set primarily in Philadelphia, chronicling the life of protagonist Lee Emanuel during the early and mid-20th century. Despite being written first, it was its succesor, Milkbottle H, which was published first in 1967. The third installment, Will Frank Marry Mary?, has never been published.

Product Details

Price: $15.99
Publisher: Tough Poets Press
Published Date: April 24, 2019
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 5.83 X 0.67 X 8.27 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780578482668
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"Lush impressionistic prose thick with neologistic flights of poetic fancy ... definitely a poet's novel."
-- S.D. Stewart, Lost Gander (2014)

"An impressive second chapter in an experiment that may prove of great importance to the novel in English."
-- Robert Nye, The Times (1970)

"Long before the San Francisco Renaissance exploded with public and police clamor and articles in Time, Orlovitz was writing with a Dionysian frenzy combined with perfect control of language that has been equaled by few, if any, of the Beats."
-- Chad Walsh, Today's Poets (1964)