Adnan, Etel

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ADNAN, Etel. American (born Lebanon), b. 1925. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry. Career: Writer and artist. Worked for the Bureau de la Presse, Beirut, Lebanon, 1941-45; Al-Ahliya School for Girls, Beirut, teacher of French literature, 1947-49; Dominican College, San Rafael, CA, professor of philosophy, 1958-72; literary editor, al-SAFA and L'Orient-Le Jour (French-language newspapers), Beirut, 1972-75. Paintings exhibited in museums. Publications: POETRY: Moonshots, 1966; Five Senses for One Death, 1971; Jebu/L'Express Beyrouth-Enfer, 1973; (and illustrator) L' Apocalypse Arabe, 1980; From A to Z, 1982; Pablo Neruda Is a Banana Tree, 1982; The Indian Never Had a Horse, and Other Poems, 1985; (and illustrator and trans.) The Arab Apocalypse, 1989; The Spring Flowers Own & The Manifestations of the Voyage, 1990; Kitab Al Bahr (title means The Book of the Sea), 1994; There (prose poem), 1996; In/somnia, 2003. OTHER: Sitt Marie Rose (novel), 1978, trans. by G. Kleege, 1982; (and illustrator) Journey to Mt. Tamalpais (essay), 1986; Paris, When It's Naked (essay), 1993; Of Cities and Women (Letters to Fawwaz), 1993. Contributor of poetry, short fiction, and essays to anthologies. Address: 35 Marie St, Sausalito, CA 94965, U.S.A.