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Book Title: Paris, When It's Naked|
The author of the book: Etel Adnan
ISBN 13: 9780942996203
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 741 KB
Edition: Post Apollo Press
Date of issue: August 1st 1993
Read full description of the books Paris, When It's Naked:Fiction. 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.
Read information about the authorEtel 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 and has been translated into more than 10 languages. Its influence was so strong that it instantly became a War Literature classic.
In her later years, she began to compose a slew of novels and several books of poetry reflecting her lesbian identity, making her a symbol for the Arab LGBT community as well. Adnan is considered one of the world’s most accomplished Arab-American artists.
After many years of moving about, Adnan now lives in Paris with her long-term partner, the Syrian sculptor Simone Fattal.
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