"L.A. HAS ALWAYS BEEN A HUMID JUNGLE ALIVE WITH SEETHING L.A. PROJECTS THAT I GUESS PEOPLE FROM OTHER PLACES JUST CAN'T SEE": FIRST EDITION OF EVE BABITZ'S EVE'S HOLLYWOOD, 1974
BABITZ, Eve. Eve's Hollywood. [New York]: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1974). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2650.
First edition of this confessional novel about Los Angeles in the 1970s, with 23 pages of photographic illustrations.
"Sharp and funny throughout, Babitz offers an almost cinematic portrait of Los Angeles: gritty, glamorous, toxic and intoxicatin" (New York Times). "Babitz's style is cool, conversational, loose, yet weighted with a seemingly effortless poetry. Unlike her contemporary, Joan Didion, Babitz isn't staring into the abyss and reporting back; but she does want to tell you how good the light is out by the abyss" (Guardian). "Eve Babitz is a little like Madame de Sévigné, that inveterate letter-writer of Louis XIV's time, transposed to the Chateau Marmont in the late 20th-Century—lunching, chatting, dressing, loving and crying in Hollywood, that latter-day Versailles" (Los Angeles Times).
Book with only slightest toning to spine ends, dust jacket with very light rubbing. A lovely near-fine copy.