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Slow Days, Fast Company: Eve Babitz

I wrote previously about the resurgence of interest in the works of author Eve Babitz, with the publication of Eve’s Hollywood in October 2015 by the NYRB. Although, until recently, the only way to obtain a copy of its successor, 1977’s Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A., was with a French translation, published by Gallmeister in 2014 or to have a spare few hundred pounds in your back pocket for a used original copy.

However, on August 30th 2016, the NYRB will be issuing a new print run of Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A., a fictionalised account of Babitz’s life in Los Angeles, California, in which she writes, “Perhaps if the details are all put together, a certain pulse and sense of place will emerge, and the integrity of empty space with occasional figures in the landscape can be understood at leisure and in full, no matter how fast the company.”

Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. can be pre-ordered here.

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