Genres
45 RPM
4
Activism
24
Anthology
26
Architecture
43
Art History
58
Art Metropole Edition
67
Arts Writing
77
Audio
7
Autobiography
6
Bag
12
Beach Towel
4
Book
11
Booklet
8
Books on Books
15
Box set
5
Buttons
7
Calendar
7
Canadian
82
Card
6
Cassette
45
Catalogue
80
CD
124
Ceramics
27
Chapbook
5
Collaboration
6
Collage
37
Collection
5
Comic
37
Concrete Poetry
6
Contemporary Art
319
Conversations
46
Cooking
5
Creative Writing
31
Criticism
155
Culture
24
Dance
4
Design
19
Digital
6
Drawing
66
DVD
7
Enamel Pin
7
Environment
6
Ephemera
11
Essays
177
Every Day Objects
35
Fashion
34
Feminist Theory
12
Fiction
40
Film
29
Film/Video
7
Flexidisc
6
Flip-book
8
Food
11
Found Images
6
Fundraiser
10
Glassware
15
Graphic Design
10
Graphic Novel
5
Handmade
9
History
21
Illustration
163
Indigenous Art
7
Installation Art
23
Institutional Critique
7
International
28
Interview
70
Invitation
5
Jewellery
21
Journal
9
Literature
33
Lithograph
6
LP
8
Mail Art
13
Manual
4
Memoir
5
Monograph
33
Mug
8
Multiple
40
Music
28
New Media
25
Newsprint
20
Notebook
5
Out of Print & Rare
34
Painting
61
Pamphlet
5
Patch
16
Performance Art
44
Periodical
22
Personal Texts
16
Philosophy
5
Photocopy
67
Photography
413
Pin
13
Poetry
135
Politics
35
Postcard
24
Poster
18
Print
65
Punk
4
Queer
26
Retrospective
8
Reviews
20
Risograph
101
Scarves
4
Screenprint
35
Sculpture
43
Self-Published
8
Short Stories
15
Silkscreen
14
Soap
7
Social Practice
4
Special Edition
11
Sticker
6
Sweatshirt
5
Tee-shirt
48
Text-Based Practice
17
Textile
11
Theory
116
Tote bag
27
Translation
4
Travel
11
Unique Edition
13
Video Art
7
Vinyl Record
53
Wearable
8
Zines
34

Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#12799

The Arab Apocalypse

Writer
Etel Adnan
Date
2016
Publisher
The Post-Apollo Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
27 × 21.5 × 0.7 cm
Length
82 pgs
Genre
Poetry
Description

Reprinted with a new foreward by Jalal Toufic.POEM0816

“This book, a masterwork of the dislocations and radiant outcries of the Arab world, reaffirms Etel Adnan, who authored the great poem, Jebu, as among the foremost poets of the French Language. The Arab Apocalypse is an immersion into a rapture of chaos clawing towards destiny, and nullified hope refusing its zero. Is is also the journey of soul through the cartography of a global immediacy rarely registered by maps, replete with signposts like hieroglyphs in a storm of shrapnel and broken glass. And above all it is a book that, though capable of being read in its orderly sequence, has so surrendered to ‘being there,’ it can rivet the sensibility to the Middle Eastern condition at any point in the text—so rapid are its mutations, so becoming its becomingness—like a wisdom book or a book of Changes”
-Jack Hirschman.

“It has a power and intensity that few poets today can muster—only Allen Ginsberg’s Howl comes to mind.”
-Alice Molloy

“The power of Adnan’s language and imagery reminds us that she is indeed one of the most significant post-modern poets in contemporary Arab culture.”
-Kamal Boullatta

THE ARAB APOCALYPSE is, to date, Adnan’s most triumphant battle with the exactness of words.”
-Douglas Powell

“The poem invokes a mythic past of Gilgamesh, Tammouz, and Ishtar to presage a present that resists narration, THE ARAB APOCALYPSE contests an uncritical reflection on the immediate historical past.”
-Barbara Harlow

Translated from the French by the author.

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w.

  1. Arab Apocalypse
  2. Poetry Selection August
Images:12
 

Related Items

  1. New Poetry Titles for August 2016
  2. Dolores Dorantes: Style
  3. Jennifer Tamayo: Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes
  4. Bojana Stancic and Alex Wolfson: And so, the animal looked back....
  5. Kevin Spenst: RETRACTABLE
  6. Félicia Atkinson: A book stands un-open, like a silent and neat empty bed
  7. Movements and Centres
  8. Laura Broadbent: Interviews
  9. Paul Buonaguro: Undead
  10. Boy
  11. the rou of alch
  12. Jasmine Reimer: Small Obstructions
  13. Danielle LaFrance: Friendly + Fire
  14. Anahita Jamali Rad: for love and autonomy
  15. Maryse Larivière: Hummzinger
  16. Liz Bowen: Sugarblood
  17. Pandora’s Poem - A Promise
  18. Prathna Lor: 7, 2
  19. Cody Caetano: Pleasure Dome Poems
  20. Rental Bod
  21. Convolution No. 4
  22. The Four Poets, No.2
  23. Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry
  24. The 4 Poets Issue 4
  25. Hans Ulrich Obrist: Sharp Tongues, Loose, Lips, Open Eyes, Ears to the Ground
  26. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver