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Author: Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1925. She is a celebrated writer, essayist, and playwright, and is the author of more than twenty books in all these disciplines. Her work as a whole is a faithful record of the times and places she has lived in Beirut, Paris, and in the San Francisco Bay Area. At least eighteen works by Adnan have been published in English. They include SITT MARIE ROSE (Post-Apollo Press, 1982); THE ARAB APOCALYPSE (Post-Apollo Press, 1989); SEA AND FOG (Nightboat Books, 2012), winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry and the California Book Award for Poetry; PREMONITION (Kelsey Street Press, 2014); Surge (Nightboat Books, 2018); TIME (Nightboat Books, 2019), winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Best Translated Book Award; and most recently Shifting the Silence (Nightboat Books, 2020). Her paintings, described by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith as "stubbornly radiant abstractions," have been widely exhibited. Spanning media and genres, Adnan's writings have led to numerous collaborations with artists and musicians, including the French part of CIVIL warS, a multi-language opera by American stage director Robert Wilson, performed in Lyon and Bobigny in 1985. In 2014 she was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest cultural honor, by the French Government. She currently resides in Paris.

The Arab Apocalypse
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The Arab Apocalypse

The Post-Apollo Press

Poetry. Middle Eastern studies. Translated from the French by the author. Reprinted with a new foreward by Jalal Toufic. "This book, a masterwork of the dislocations and radiant outcries of the Arab world, reaffirms Etel Adnan, who authored the grea...

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IN/SOMNIA
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IN/SOMNIA

The Post-Apollo Press

Poetry. "In/somnia explores fissures within words as places where thought enters. Sleepless sleepers, we dream among ever more complex and hallucinatory realitites: `in/tense/in/season'"—Rosmarie Waldrop. Other titles by Etel Adnan, available from S...

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The Indian Never Had a Horse & Other Poems
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The Indian Never Had a Horse & Other Poems

The Post-Apollo Press

Poetry. Illustrated with etchings by Russell Chatham. "Throughout the seven sections that are woven into a unified whole, Adnan displays a remarkable sensibility for the precise details that fuse the landscapes of individual and social nightmares. T...

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Journey to Mount Tamalpais, 2nd edition
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Journey to Mount Tamalpais, 2nd edition

The Post-Apollo Press / Litmus Press

2nd Edition, with 9 new drawings by Etel Adnan. Originally published in 1986, JOURNEY TO MOUNT TAMALPAIS is at once a deep study and a love letter of and to a mountain. A prose essay written with the lyricism and precision of a master poet, Wendell ...

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Of Cities & Women (Letters To Fawwaz)
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Of Cities & Women (Letters To Fawwaz)

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Nonfiction. "Written against the background of war at the turn of this century, this millennium—the Gulf War, the Lebanese civil war and the military occupations of that country, the author's country of origin—these letters, OF CITIES AND WOMEN, are...

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Paris, When It's Naked
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Paris, When It's Naked

The Post-Apollo Press

Fiction. Etel Adnan's novel "PARIS, WHEN IT'S NAKED amazes our retinas, ears, lips, fingertips, and noses with sensing, talking, and envisioning the city of Baudelaire and Delacroix, Mallarme and Picasso, Sartre and Djuna Barnes, Miller and Nin, Vie...

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Premonition
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Premonition

Kelsey Street Press

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Women's Studies. Middle Eastern Studies. Etel Adnan is a Lebanese-American poet, visual artist, and essayist. Her rich body of work documents an unblinking witness to beauty in nature, human beings and art; to cruelty, e...

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Seasons
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Seasons

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Poetry. "A series of meditations following the sun, SEASONS arrives in mesmerizing waves of observation and reflection. The blue depths of Adnan's inquiry—into the nature of Being, Time, knowledge itself—crest moment upon moment of quiet revelation,...

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Sitt Marie Rose
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Sitt Marie Rose

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Fiction. Translated from the French by Georgina Kleege. SITT MARIE ROSE, an SPD bestseller, is the story of a woman abducted by militiamen during the civil war in Lebanon. Already a classic of war literature, it won the France-Pays Arabes award in P...

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The Spring Flowers Own and the Manifestations of the Voyage
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The Spring Flowers Own and the Manifestations of the Voyage

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Poetry. "With this book of poems Etel Adnan establishes herself as a major poet who belongs beside internationally acclaimed poets like Tranströmer, Bly, Neruda, Vallejo, and Pessoa."—Eric Sellin

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There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other
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There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other

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Poetry. "THERE is a poem of hidden seams, fissures that we cross unsuspecting. A smooth surface conceals a universe of sudden shifts and transitions from one level to another—a philosophical level which pursues the mysteries of consciousness and pla...

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