Black Swans

Black Swans

Stories

Paperback - 2018 | First Counterpoint edition.
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"Babitz's talent for the brilliant line, honed to a point, never interferes with her feel for languid pleasures." -- The New York Times Book Review

A new reissue of Babitz's collection of nine stories that look back on the 1980s and early 1990s--decades of dreams, drink, and glimpses of a changing world. Black Swans further celebrates the phenomenon of Eve Babitz, cementing her reputation as the voice of a generation.

With an introduction by Stephanie Danler, bestselling author of Sweetbitter .

"On the page, Babitz is pure pleasure--a perpetual-motion machine of no-stakes elation and champagne fizz." -- The New Yorker

"[A] true original." -- The Boston Globe

"She's a natural. Or gives every appearance of being one, her writing elevated yet slangy, bright, bouncy, cheerfully hedonistic--L.A. in it purest, most idealized form." -- Vanity Fair

"Babitz's writing is also like the jacaranda tree in glorious bloom--bewitching an entire city, but all too brief." -- Los Angeles Review of Books
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2018.
Edition: First Counterpoint edition.
ISBN: 9781640090507
1640090509
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: xxi, 225 pages ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Jan 21, 2019

"But to be corrupt, you must once have been innocent-and I guess some people never were."
Collection of short stories about the 80s and 90s by my favorite L.A. writer, who is the midst of something of a renaissance. Also check out "Slow Days, Fast Company."

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