Premonition Etel Adnan

Published by Kelsey Street Press, Berkeley, 2014, 64 pages, 11.7 × 17 cm, English

Price: €17

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, especially as enacted in the mindless violence of war; and to the power of love and human perseverance. In Premonition the voice is wise and paradoxical, opening with the observation, “There’s always a conductive thread through space for untenable positions.” Sentences are set apart in aphoristic cuts never wholly separate from this “conductive thread,” and always shaped by the gem-like compressions of poetry. Premonition is a short book that refuses finality in a world of contingencies and human unpredictability.

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The Indian Never Had a Horse & Other Poems Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1995, 103 pages (b/w ill.), 15.3 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €15 (Out of stock)

“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. Through an ingenious synthesis of the best elements of the surrealist, cut-up and Language schools of writing, Adnan has attained a unique poetic voice.”—The San Francisco Chronicle.

Illustrated with etchings by Russell Chatham.

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The Spring Flowers Own and the Manifestations of the Voyage Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1990, 101 pages (b/w ill.), 15.3 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €15 (Temporarily out of stock)

“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 Etel Adnan

Published by Nightboat Books, New York, 2018, 56 pages, 14 × 20.3 cm, English

Price: €14 (Temporarily out of stock)

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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Paris, When It’s Naked Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1993, 115 pages, 13.8 × 20.2 cm, English

Price: €14 (Temporarily out of stock)

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, Vietnamese and African refugees, revolutions and Bohemia. This tale of the Creative Now is told through the fine-tuned sensibility of Etel Adnan, the expatriate poet-painter who knows the French Capital as wholly as she does Beirut and San Francisco, her other homes. She is also the author of Sitt Marie-Rose, an underground novel of the Lebanese Civil War, and many books of poetry. Her new work is a philosophically charged lyric in prose. The elan vital of every word evokes the eternal present of this wise woman. A highly personal, life-enhancing masterpiece in a deathly age of impersonality. An indespensable book by an indispensable writer” -Morgan Gibson.

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Sitt Marie Rose Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1982, 106 pages, 14 × 17.7 cm, English

Price: €13

Sitt Marie Rose is the story of a woman abducted by militiamen during the civil war in Lebanon. A classic of war literature, it won the France-Pays Arabes award in Paris and has been translated into six languages. Translated from the French by Georgina Kleege.

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