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Author: Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1925, the daughter of a Greek Christian from Smyrna and a high- ranking Ottoman officer from Damascus. 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; and PREMONITION (Kelsey Street Press, 2014). Nightboat Books published the 2-volume set, TO LOOK AT THE SEA IS TO BECOME WHAT ONE IS: AN ETEL ADNAN READER, in 2014. In 2011, Adnan received Small Press Traffic's Lifetime Achievement Award. Her paintings, described by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith as "stubbornly radiant abstractions," have been widely exhibited, most recently at Documenta 13 and in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. 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.

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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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From A to Z

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From A to Z

The Post-Apollo Press

Poetry. A poem about everyday life in New York during the Three Mile Island nuclear accident; a subtle yet merciless indictment of nuclear war.

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In The Heart of the Heart of Another Country

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In The Heart of the Heart of Another Country

City Lights Publishers

Poetry. Memoir. A mosaic of lyrical vignettes, at once deeply personal and political, set against the turbulent backdrop of Arab/Western relations. Adnan writes, "Contrary to what is usually believed, it is not general ideas and grandiose unfolding ...

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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
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Journey to Mount Tamalpais

The Post-Apollo Press

Literary Nonfiction. JOURNEY TO MOUNT TAMALPAIS is an essay on Nature, Art, and the relationship between them. Highly original in both content and literary structure, it provides a new outlook on the importance of Nature as an element of thinking; o...

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Night

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Night

Nightboat Books

Poetry. Music. Art. California Interest. Middle Eastern Studies. LGBT Studies. Women's Studies. A luminescent new book by one of our leading innovative writers. Etel Adnan's evocative new book places night at its center to unearth memories held in t...

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Of Cities & Women (Letters To Fawwaz)

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Of Cities & Women (Letters To Fawwaz)

The Post-Apollo Press

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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Sea and Fog
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Sea and Fog

Nightboat Books

Poetry. Essays. Middle Eastern Studies. Winner of the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Award for lesbian poetry.These interrelated meditations explore the nature of the individual spirit and the individual spiritedness of the natural world. As skilled a ...

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Seasons
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Seasons

The Post-Apollo Press

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

The Post-Apollo Press

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

The Post-Apollo Press

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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Surge
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Surge

Nightboat Books

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. An evocative new book from one of our leading philosopher poets. A new volume of aphoristic prose and philosophical poetry from Etel Adnan, whose work The New York Times recently ...

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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

The Post-Apollo Press

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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