Etel Adnan, celebrated writer who later became famous as a painter, dies aged 96

Ms. Adnan wrote in French and English and published some twenty books, including collections of poetry in which their lyrical but politically charged verses referred to Rimbaud, Che Guevara, Native Americans, the Jebusite inhabitants of ancient Jerusalem and jazz musician Charles Mingus. Her book-length poem “The Arab Apocalypse” (1980), in which unusual markings and symbols are incorporated into a mix of art and literature, included 59 sections, one for each day a Palestinian refugee camp called Tel al-Zaatar was besieged during the Lebanese Civil War. .

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