Etel Adnan: “I Write What I See, Paint What I Am”

Art critic and journalist Kaelen Wilson-Goldie joins us for a sweeping look at the life, writing, and art of singular Lebanese author-artist Etel Adnan (1925-2021).

Kaelin Wilson-Goldie’s Etel Adnan is available from Lund Humphries.

Adnan’s Time, translated by Sarah Riggs, is available from Nightboat Books.

The Beauty of Light, a collection of interviews with Laure Adler, is available from Nightboat Books in Ethan Mitchell’s translation. It was initially published in French, as “La beauté de la lumière, entretiens,” by Éditions de seuil, in 2022.

An excerpt from Adnan’s “Jebu” is available in the single issue of the magazine Tigris, hosted on ArabLit.

Sitt Marie Rose is available in Georgina Kleege’s English translation from the Post-Apollo Press.

Adnan’s essay “On Small Magazines,” where she writes of meeting Abdellatif Laâbi, is available on Bidoun.

Adnan’s “To Write in a Foreign Language” describes her journey with and through languages.

All the images used in promotion of this episode are courtesy of the Sfeir-Semler Gallery.

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