Etel Adnan

Poet, essayist, visual artist

Etel Adnan (born 24 February 1925) is a Lebanese-American Feminist writer, poet, essayist, and visual artist.

Etel Adnan
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BornEthel Adnan
(1925-02-24) 24 February 1925 (age 95)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityLebanese American
GenrePoetry, Essay, Visual arts

HonorsEdit

In 2003, Adnan was named "arguably the most celebrated and accomplished Arab American author writing today" by the academic journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.[1]

LegacyEdit

Besides her literary works, Adnan continues to produce visual works in a vareity of media, such as oil paintings, movies and tapestries, which have been exhibited at galleries across the world.

Personal lifeEdit

She lives in Paris and Sausalito, California.[2] Adnan openly identifies as lesbian.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Majaj, Lisa Suhair and Amireh, Amal (Eds.) "Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist", Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. "Etel Adnan", The Whitney Museum of American Art, Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  3. Lisa Suhair Majaj and Amal Amireh, Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist. McFarland & Company, 2001. ISBN 0786410728.

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