Etel Adnan

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Etel Adnan
BornEthel Adnan
(1925-02-24)24 February 1925
Beirut, Lebanon
Died14 November 2021(2021-11-14) (aged 96)
Paris, France
NationalityLebanese American
GenrePoetry, Essay, Visual arts

Etel Adnan (24 February 1925 – 14 November 2021) was a Lebanese-American Feminist writer, poet, essayist, and visual artist.

Honors[change | change source]

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]

Legacy[change | change source]

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

Personal life[change | change source]

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

Adnan died in Paris on 14 November 2021, at the age of 96.[4][5]

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References[change | change source]

  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" Archived 2014-04-23 at the Wayback Machine, 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.
  4. Asfour, Nana (2021-11-14). "Etel Adnan, Lebanese American Author and Artist, Dies at 96". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  5. "Etel Adnan obituary: 1925 – 2021". Wallpaper (magazine). 2021-11-14. Retrieved 2021-11-15.

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