Etel Adnan





Etel Adnan


Born
in Beirut, Lebanon
February 24, 1925


Etel Adnan was raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Because her mother was from Greece and her father was from Damascus, Adnan grew up speaking Greek and Turkish in addition to Arabic and French. Etel Adnan earned degrees at the Sorbonne in Paris and studied at Berkeley and Harvard. In 1972, she moved back to Beirut and worked as cultural editor for two daily newspapers—first for Al Safa, later for L’Orient le Jour.

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.

She published her first novel in 1977 entitled, “Sitt Marie-Rose”. The well-received book won the “France-Pays Arabes” award an
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Sitt Marie Rose

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The Arab Apocalypse

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In the Heart of the Heart o...

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Paris, When It's Naked

4.12 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1993
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Night

4.32 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2016
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Of Cities & Women

4.38 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Sea and Fog

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To Look at the Sea Is to Be...

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Master of the Eclipse

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There: In the Light and the...

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“Morning. Vast. Imprecision. Fog has covered everything in gray
absolute. This has lasted. Doubt looms over the mind. Absence
is harder to accept than death.”
Etel Adnan, Sea and Fog

“لو كانت باريس سماً قاتلاً لشربت منه جرعة كبير بكل سرور ولأنهيت حياتي”
Etel Adnan, Paris, When It's Naked

“يوجد العيد دائما حيث الشقاء مقيم”
Etel Adnan, Paris, When It's Naked

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