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Etel Adnam : Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist - Lisa Suhair Majaj

Etel Adnam

Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist

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This collection of essays concentrates on Arab-American writer and artist Etel Adnan. Up until now, there has been no single volume dedicated to her work despite Adnan's increasing recognition and acclaim across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The essays fall into two sections. In the first, the essays respond to the range of vision and experience in Adnan's writing and art through analysis and appreciation. The second section focuses on responses to and interpretations of Sitt Marie Rose, Adnan's well known novel about the Lebanese war. As a whole, the writings in this work seek to provide a comprehensive look at Adnan's literary and artistic accomplishments through analysis and close readings that place her texts within wider literary contexts.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Preface: Situating Etel Adnan in a Literary Contextp. 1
Introduction: Biographical and Career Highlightsp. 15
Beyond Borders: Etel Adnan's Writing and Art
Etel Adnan: A Cosmic Poetp. 27
The Arab Apocalypse as a Critique of Colonialism and Imperialismp. 37
Irremediable Ecstasy: Modes of the Lyric in Etel Adnan's The Spring Flowers Own & Manifestations of the Voyagep. 50
From Beirut to Beirut: Exile, Wandering and Homecoming in the Narratives of Etel Adnanp. 67
On Perception: Etel Adnan's Visual Artp. 89
Variations on an Andalusian Theme: Undated Letters to Etelp. 103
Reading Sitt Marie Rose
Mary Rosep. 115
The International Reception of Sitt Marie Rosep. 117
Transgressive Subjects: Gender, War, and Colonialism in Etel Adnan's Sitt Marie Rosep. 122
Ever Since Gilgamesh: Etel Adnan's Discourse of National Unity in Sitt Marie Rosep. 137
Among Good Christian Peoples: Teaching Etel Adnan's Sitt Marie Rosep. 153
Voice, Narrative, and Political Critique: Etel Adnan's Sitt Marie Rose and Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zerop. 176
About the Contributorsp. 197
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780786410729
ISBN-10: 0786410728
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st August 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34