Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. (Paperback)Lili Anolik (author)
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Propelled to the status of a Swinging Sixties icon, Eve Babitz lived a life of countercultural notoriety before embarking on a second career as a literary novelist. Anolik’s riveting biography of this enigmatic individual brings a neglected artist to the fore for the first time and ensures her significant legacy will endure.
Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered-as a writer-by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she's since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she's on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential-as the essential-LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm
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