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The Resource Slow days, fast company : the world, the flesh, and L.A., Eve Babitz ; introduction by Matthew Specktor

Slow days, fast company : the world, the flesh, and L.A., Eve Babitz ; introduction by Matthew Specktor

Label
Slow days, fast company : the world, the flesh, and L.A.
Title
Slow days, fast company
Title remainder
the world, the flesh, and L.A.
Statement of responsibility
Eve Babitz ; introduction by Matthew Specktor
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"There was a time when no one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated "its own kind of moral laws," spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and '70s. But there was one man who proved elusive, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. She also pulled off a remarkable sleight of hand: Slow Days, Fast Company far exceeds its mash-note premise. It is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind-swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success; socialites on three-day drug binges, evading their East Coast banking husbands; soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow's script will kill them off; Italian femme fatales even more fatal than she is. And she even leaves L.A. sometimes, spending an afternoon at the house of flawless Orange County suburbanites, a day among the grape pickers of the Central Valley, a weekend in Palm Springs where her dreams of romance fizzle and her only solace is Virginia Woolf. In the end it doesn't matter if Babitz ever gets the guy--she seduces us"--
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A244
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books
Label
Slow days, fast company : the world, the flesh, and L.A., Eve Babitz ; introduction by Matthew Specktor
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781681370088
Lccn
2016019045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951017954
  • ucoclc951017954
Label
Slow days, fast company : the world, the flesh, and L.A., Eve Babitz ; introduction by Matthew Specktor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781681370088
Lccn
2016019045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951017954
  • ucoclc951017954

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