Sex and Rage (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2017-07-27
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Basic Civitas Books
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206 x 140 x 18 mm
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272 g
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1
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9781619029354
Sex and Rage (häftad)

Sex and Rage

A Novel

Häftad Engelska, 2017-07-27
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER An NPR Best Book of 2017 A Bellatrist Book Club Pick for July 2017 The Paris Review Staff Pick 1 of 12 Great New Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer (The Huffington Post) 1 of 9 Books to Read This Summer (W and Elle) 1 of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now (O Magazine) 1 of 6 Smarter--But Not Quite Guilt-Free--Beach Reads (VICE) "This novel is studded with sharp observations . . . 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 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. She's a beach bum, a part-time painter of surfboards, sun-kissed and beautiful. Jacaranda has an on-again, off-again relationship with a married man and glitters among the city's pretty creatures, blithely drinking White Ladies with any number of tycoons, unattached and unworried in the pleasurable mania of California. Yet she lacks a purpose--so at twenty-eight, jobless, she moves to New York to start a new life and career, eager to make it big in the world of New York City. Sex and Rage delights in its sensuous, dreamlike narrative and its spontaneous embrace of fate, and work, and of certain meetings and chances. Jacaranda moves beyond the tango of sex and rage into the open challenge of a defined and more 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.
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Praise for Sex and Rage NATIONAL BESTSELLER Bellatrist Book Club Pick for July 2017 An NPR Best Book of 2017 The Paris Review Staff Pick 1 of 12 Great New Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer (The Huffington Post) 1 of 9 Books to Read This Summer (W and Elle) 1 of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now (O Magazine) 1 of 6 Smarter--But Not Quite Guilt-Free--Beach Reads (VICE) "This novel is studded with sharp observations . . . 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 "On the page, Babitz is pure pleasure--a perpetual-motion machine of no-stakes elation and champagne fizz . . . A mesmerizing account of a young woman trying to decide what to do about her own premonitions." --The New Yorker "As a young girl growing up in Los Angeles, I spent a lot of time and energy trying to figure out who I was. I think this is true for young women growing up in most places--and it is for this reason that we chose Sex and Rage by the legendary Eve Babitz as our July @belletrist book pick. Babitz's heroine, Jacaranda, speaks volumes to the messiness and mistakes that mark adolescence. I can't wait for you guys to read her story." --Emma Roberts, actress and cofounder of Belletrist Book Club "The entirety of Sex and Rage . . . is a kind of pushback against the notion of Southern California's banality and vanity: it gives great merit to simple beauty and solitude, and does its part to rede em the SoCal lifestyle." --The Paris Review (staff pick) "There's been much ado lately about autofiction and the strengths of the storytelling form made popular by Karl Ove Knausgaard and his ilk. But Eve Babitz's stories, published in the '70s, draw heavily enough from her own life that reading her work feels like reading a deliberately crafted diary in the best way. Sex and Rage, her 1979 novel republished this summer, is, like much of Babitz's work, about a heroine waffling between her love for L.A. and the listlessness that the city inspires." The Huffington Post, 1 of 12 Great New Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer "An orgy of period details and kicky pleasures." --Vogue.com "The liveliness of her portraits and plates-in-the-air precariousness of her storytelling reach through the decades to entertain a completely new audience. Now, Counterpoint Press has resurrected the deliciously titled 1979 bildungsroman Sex and Rage. (Who would have thought that pairing would still be so sharply resonant?) Babitz may be something of a recluse now . . . but the fact that her work has only recently resurfaced is still something of a literary crime . . . The ultimate effect of this Angeleno's writing is to cast her beloved, glamorous town in the main role. And what a performance it is." --Elle Magazine "In language that coils and surprises . . . this reissued fiction classic shimmers like a Santa Monica sunset." --O Magazine, 1 of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now "Sex and Rage is a the portrait of the artist as an ever-evolving young woman." --W Magazine, 1 of 9 Books to Read This Summer "If you're not desperate to read this book based on the title, I don't know what to tell you." --Elle Magazine, 1 of 19 Books to Read This Summer "Sex and Rage reveals a more self-conscious Eve Babitz . . . Sometimes an author transcends the line between writer and work, emblematizing an era, such as how one can walk into the Library Bar downtown and order a Hemingway Daiquiri, why there is an Amazon series about Zelda and F. Scott, or the phenomenon of lugging one's books in a tote emblazoned with an image of Joan Didion holding a cigarette and looking delightfully contemptuous. Babitz too has become larger than her oeuvre, a sort of colophon of her own work. Babitz's iconic status is why Jacaranda is such a fascinating character. She signals Babitz's f

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EVE BABITZ is the author of several books of fiction, including Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A.; and Black Swans: Stories. Her nonfiction works include Fiorucci, The Book and Two by Two: Tango, Two-Step, and the L.A. Night. She has written for publications including Ms. and Esquire and in the late 1960s designed album covers for the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and Linda Ronstadt.