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Etel Adnan


Etel Adnan, a Lebanese American poet, painter, and essayist, lives in Paris, Beirut, and the San Franciso Bay Area. Among her books, the novel Sitt Marie Rose is considered a classic of Middle Eastern Literature. She has been powerful voice for compassion and empowerment in feminist and antiwar movements.

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Sea and Fog
Lyric Essays
Etel Adnan
These interrelated meditations explore the nature of the individual spirit and the individual spiritedness of the natural world. As skilled a philosopher as she is a poet, in Sea & Fog, Adnan weaves multiple sonic, theoretical, and syntactic pleasures...



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In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country
Etel Adnan
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 of great events...