Who is Etel Adnan, whom Google celebrates?

2024-04-15 2024-04-15T08:46:35Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - Today, the famous search site Google celebrates the poet and writer Etel Adnan (1925 - 2021), who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and who was described by the academic magazine MELUS in 2003 as the most famous Arab-American writer.

Who is Etel Adnan?

Etel grew up in a society where Arabic was spoken, but she was also fluent in Greek and Turkish, and was educated in French schools for nuns. French was the language in which she began writing her works. In her youth, she learned English and it became the language in which she wrote all her works in the future.

She holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne, before moving to the United States to pursue her studies at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University.

She also attended classes in the philosophy of art at Dominican University in California, and after that she began her teaching career at several universities in the United States. Etel Adnan returned to Lebanon, where she worked as a journalist and cultural editor in a Lebanese-French newspaper in Beirut, where she contributed to building the cultural section. She added illustrations, and her tenure at the newspaper was marked by her analyzes of important political issues.

Etel Adnan is also a talented painter, having exhibited her work in prestigious international exhibitions, such as Documenta in Germany in 2012, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014.

She presented a number of literary works, including the novel “Saint Marie Rose,” which won a prestigious award in France in 1977, and a poetry collection entitled “The Sea and the Fog,” which won the California Poetry Prize in 2013.

She has received a number of awards and honors, including the Arab American Book Award in 2010, the Lambada Prize for Literature in 2013, and in 2014, the French government made her a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, considered France's highest cultural honour. In 2021, she passed away in Paris.

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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