Dreaming Jacaranda

Nonetheless, Sex and Rage reveals a more self-conscious Eve Babitz. She writes in Sex and Rage, All her life she’d skated along making most people think that she was not really there and would never be able to remember what she saw, or put it together afterward even if she did. Her debut novel,  

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Return of the Pirate Slut

Still worse, it turned her on. We have a short essay on the weeping middle-aged women of Seattle (“Who cares if it’s hormones,” one friend observes. As Dederer wrote in a diary entry back in 1989: “I want to be essential and be fucked as such.” Dederer’s childhood experiences were shaped by an awareness that

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