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Etel Adnan

Publication date: March 6, 2018



Nightboat
2018 • 56 pp. 5 1/2 x 8"
Poetry / Essays

$12.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-85-4



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 described as the “meditative heir to Nietzsche’s aphorisms, Rilke’s Book of Hours and the verses of Sufi mysticism.” She writes: “Reality is messianic/apocalyptic/ my soul is my terror.”

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“Etel Adnan is one of the greatest artists of our time, and a great inspiration to many artists. For over sixty years—as a painter, poet and the maker of exquisite tapestries—Adnan’s work has been underpinned by an intense engagement with the world and with modern history.”—Hans Ulrich Obrist



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Born in 1925 in Beirut, ETEL ADNAN has written more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and essays. A two-volume collection, To look at the sea is to become what one is: An Etel Adnan Reader, was published in 2014. She is a recipient of a PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award, the California Book Award, a Lambda Book Award, and a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. She lives in Paris and Sausalito, California.



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