Sex and Rage
NY, Knopf, 1979. The uncorrected proof copy of the third book by this writer and iconic figure of the Los Angeles arts culture of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Babitz was famous for her art, her frank sexuality in both her life and her writings, and for her relationships with some of the preeminent male artists of the era. She had affairs with Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, and a host of other famous men, and her place in the L.A. culture has been compared to that of Edie Sedgewick of Andy Warhol's Factory, in terms of her wide-ranging impact on her cultural milieu. Her first book, Eve's Hollywood, published in 1974, was a collection of essays and vignettes on the L.A. culture of the 60s, and 70s, and among its dedicatees were Warhol, Morrison, Stephen Stills and David Geffen. This book is subtitled "Advice for Young Ladies Eager for a Good Time," an ironic take on the etiquette books of a previous era, and an indication of the author's place as a proto-feminist and a model for a new, outspoken female sensibility. Near fine in tall wrappers. [#033323] SOLD

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