by Etel Adnan


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Seasons by Etel Adnan

Poetry. Translated from the French by Stacy Doris. "Manet selects the motto 'Everything Happens' for his stationery and sends a letter to Mallarme at about the same time that William James, Gertrude Stein's favorite professor, wonderfully writes 'Life is in the transitions as much as in the terms connected.' Recognition is reflexive recognition. To recognize is to admit to oneself or to another, to mark, accept, perceive, empathize identify with, to know again or further. Where shall we go? Once again Dominique Fourcade edgily emphatically lovingly recollects the it is of poetry's transient passage across"--Susan Howe.

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ISBN-13: 9780942996661
Publisher: Post-Apollo Press, The
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 77
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

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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