Slow Days, Fast Company

Slow Days, Fast Company

The World, the Flesh, and L.A

Book - 2016
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A collection of stories about Eve's life as an artist and a writer living in the heart of Hollywood. She meets countless celebrities that are the who's who of L.A. in the 60's and 70's, from artists to rock stars and movie execs.
Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©1977.
ISBN: 9781681370088
Characteristics: xi, 162 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Specktor, Matthew

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lukasevansherman
Oct 23, 2018

This slim book, lovingly reissued by New York Review Books, is a remarkable document of a vanished Los Angeles, a city which is always a bit of a dream, although in a very different way than New York City. Eve Babitz was something of an it girl who designed album covers for the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, played chess naked with Marcel Duchamp, embraced hedonism with charm and wit, and seemed to know just about everyone. This book is billed as a novel but is based on her experiences and written in a sort of deadpan confessional style. Deserves to be as much as an L.A. classic as better know worked by Didion, Chandler, and Bukowski. Also see "Eve's Hollywood."

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blustocking
Mar 15, 2018

there is play at work here and love of place bringing to mind janowitz and new york, hemingway and paris

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