A new volume of aphoristic prose and philosophical poetry from Etel Adnan



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Weight 0.2125 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .2 × 8.7 in

eBook, Paperback

Etel Adnan, whose work The New York Times recently described as the “meditative heir to Nietzsche’s aphorisms, Rilke’s Book of Hours and the verses of Sufi mysticism.” She writes: “Reality is messianic/ apocalyptic/ my soul is my terror.”

ISBN: 9781937658854
paperback, 56 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2018

Surge, as the title suggests, is a book awash in movement: the movement of mind, of time and of memory. It presents an old poet at home, at night, roving through her recollections of dead or dying friends, landscapes passed through or lost. She muses on unresolvable ideas that have flickered at the edge of perception for countless sleepless nights.

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Etel Adnan was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1925. She studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, U.C. Berkeley, and at Harvard, and taught at Dominican College in San Rafael, California …

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