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To look at the sea is to become what one is
An Etel Adnan Reader (2 Vol. Set)
Etel Adnan; Thom Donovan, ed.; Brandon Shimoda, ed.; Ammiel Alcalay, contrib.; Cole Swensen, contrib.

2014 • 392 pp. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Literary Collections

$44.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-21-2

The first retrospective collection of 50 years of writing by our leading Arab-American innovative writer

This landmark two-volume edition follows Adnan’s work from the infernal elegies of the 1960s to the ethereal meditations of her later poems, to form a portrait of an extraordinarily impassioned and prescient life. Ranging between essay, fiction, poetry, memoir, feminist manifesto, and philosophical treatise, while often challenging the conventions of genre, Adnan’s works give voice to the violence and revelation of the last six decades as it has centered, in part, within the geopolitics of the Arab world, and in particular the author’s native Beirut. Among the key works reproduced in their entirety are Sitt Marie Rose (1978); The Arab Apocalypse (1980); Journey to Mount Tamalpais (1986); and Of Cities & Women (1993).

ETEL ADNAN has written more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and essays. She is a recipient of a 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award, the 2013 California Book Award, and a 2013 Lambda Book Award. She lives in Sausalito, California and Paris.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:23:13 -0500