Black Swans: Stories

Black Swans: Stories

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Black Swans: Stories by Eve Babitz

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640090507
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 217,911
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

EVE BABITZ is the author of several books of fiction, including Sex and Rage , Eve’s Hollywood , and Slow Days, Fast Company. Her nonfiction works include Fiorucci: The Book and Two by Two. She has written for publications including Ms. and Esquire , and in the late 1960s, she designed album covers for the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and Linda Ronstadt.

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