Black Swans - Stories

Author(s): 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 ofSweetbitter. "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


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781640090507
  • : Peter Lang Publishing, Incorporated
  • : Counterpoint
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eve Babitz
  • : Paperback
  • : 256