[Sex and Rage] >> Eve Babitz The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City.We first meet Jacaranda in Los Angeles, a beach bum, part time painter of surfboards, sun kissed and beautiful, semi involved with a married man, glittering among theThe popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel, originally published in 1979, about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New York City.We first meet Jacaranda in Los Angeles, a beach bum, part time painter of surfboards, sun kissed and beautiful, semi involved with a married man, glittering among the pretty creatures, blithely drinking Pink Ladies with any number of tycoons, unattached and unworried in the pleasurable mania of California We follow her as she rises from the mists to the discovery that she s twenty eight, jobless, with no sense of purpose that her wild friendships with Gilbert and Max and Etienne might not be as real as they seem So she pries herself away from this immensely seductive place and moves to New York, to seriousness and work, to meet the agents of her new world.Sex and Rage delights in its starry, sensuous, dreamlike narrative and its spontaneous embrace of fate, and work, and of certain meetings and chances We witness Jacaranda moving beyond the tango of sex and rage into the open challenge of a defined and fulfilling expressive life Sex and Rage further solidifies Eve Babitz s place as a singularly important voice in Los Angeles literature haunting, alluring, and alive.
Sex and Rage The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of her novel originally published in about a dreamy young girl moving between the planets of Los Angeles and New Y
Title: Sex and Rage
Author: Eve Babitz
Sex and Rage Author: Eve Babitz
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About the Author
Babitz was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Mae, an artist, and Sol, a classical violinist on contract with 20th Century Fox.Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother had Cajun French ancestry.Babitz s parents were friends with the composer Igor Stravinsky, who was her godfather.In 1963, her first brush with notoriety came through Julian Wasser s iconic photograph of a nude, twenty year old Babitz playing chess with the artist Marcel Duchamp, on the occasion of his landmark retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum The show was curated by Walter Hopps, with whom Babitz was having an affair at the time The photograph is described by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art as being among the key documentary images of American modern art.Because of her ideas about sexuality, both in writing and life, much of the press over the years has emphasized her various romantic associations with famous men, including singer poet Jim Morrison, artists and brothers Ed Ruscha and Paul Ruscha, and Hopps, amongst others Babitz appears in Ed Ruscha s artist book Five 1965 Girlfriends Eve Babitz had affairs with comedian writer Steve Martin, actor Harrison Ford, and writer Dan Wakefield, among others She has been compared favorably with Edie Sedgwick, the protegee of Andy Warhol at The Factory in New York City.Eve Babitz began her independent career as an artist, working in the music industry for Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic Records, making album covers In the late 1960s, she designed album covers for Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield Her most famous cover was a collage for the 1967 album Buffalo Springfield Again.Her articles and short stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire magazines She is the author of several books including Eve s Hollywood Slow Days, Fast Company Sex and Rage Two By Two and L.A Woman Transitioning to her particular blend of fiction and memoir beginning with Eve s Hollywood, Babitz s writing of this period is indelibly marked by the cultural scene of Los Angeles during that time, with numerous references and interactions to the artists, musicians, writers, actors, and sundry other iconic figures that made up the scene in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.In 1997, Babitz was severely injured when ash from a cigar she was smoking ignited her skirt, causing life threatening third degree burns over half her body Because she had no health insurance, friends and family organized a fund raising auction to pay her medical bills Friends and former lovers donated cash and artworks to help pay for her long recovery Babitz became somewhat reclusive after this incident, but was still willing to be interviewed on occasion.