[PDF/EBOOK] The Arab Apocalypse


  • Paperback
  • 79
  • The Arab Apocalypse
  • Etel Adnan
  • English
  • 21 May 2019
  • 9780942996609

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The Arab Apocalypse Free download ¼ 109 Etel Adnan ð 9 Free download Free read á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð Etel Adnan Rely 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 seuence 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 HirschmanIt has a power and intensity that few poets today can muster only Allen Ginsberg's. Etel Adnan s The Arab Apocalypse is a book that defies what we consider to be the norm for form It is at once experimental and historical serving as a critiue and reflection on strife in the Middle East specifically in Lebanon For the most part it is largely impenetrable The language is fractured and scattered and graphic signs as described in the introduction by Jalal Toufic are placed throughout stanzas of what is best described as poetry The impenetrability of the book is most likely highly intentional The Arab Apocalypse was not intended for Western audiences it is written by a Lebanese artist and poet and intended for Arabic audiences As the introduction states it seems that the author also an artist had already translated it into graphic signs for so many Arabs who are illiterate for whom Arabic is as illegible as English and French may they be jolted by its graphic signsintro at last but not least learning to read and then actually readTo a certain extent this book should be placed with Rabih Alameddine s Kool Aids Both are reflections on war in Lebanon and both defy how we expect a book to be written While Kool Aids is told through a massive amount of narrators without traditional signage pointing to who they are this is told through poetic free verse In some ways it reminded me of the linguistic experimentation of the Beats A great example of this would be in VII when Adnan writes the followingBeirut sulphuric acid STOP the uarantina is torching its inmates STOP Beiruta sun on the finger a sun in the gun a sun climbing an elephantcannibal anthropophagus sun wart on the cargoes To describe this as stream of consciousness would be largely inaccurate Instead we should look at the book as a text that attempts to capture the internal workings of the mind in war and suffering As previously stated the graphic elements are a reflection on illiteracy But the greatest meaning comes from the way that Adnan seems to say to the reader I don t have to write how you expect me to write because the Western world doesn t expect writers from the Middle EastThough there are many excellent reasons to read this book I thought it was an overall unpleasant experience Coming from the Western world this was impenetrable and I often found myself reading without much direction If you re looking for a straightforward narrative or any sort of traditional poetic structure this book definitely is not for you If you re looking for something that shows elements of the Eastern world and the literature that has emerged from war this is the book for you Ultimately be prepared for discomfort when reading both in content and in form

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The Arab Apocalypse

The Arab Apocalypse Free download ¼ 109 Etel Adnan ð 9 Free download Free read á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð Etel Adnan Howl comes to mind Alice MolloyThe 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 BoullattaTHE ARAB APOCALYPSE is to date Adnan's most triumphant battle with the exactness of words Douglas PowellThe 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 Harlo. The Arab Apocalypse is a collection of 59 poems that center around the sun and the Lebanese Civil War The lines are highly fragmented in terms of spacing the use of glyphs and subject changes that are not marked by traditional punctuation As Etel Adnan is also a visual artist I think that one of the most important parts of the book is the sense of subjectivity that each reader brings to it The text itself is non linear and it essentially jumps from one image to the next with of a goal to create impressions than describe specific events sun spinning top incredibly spinning instead of our eyes 39 Interspersed throughout the text are often seemingly random spaces which are sometimes accompanied by glyphs The glyphs themselves are varied some of them are ancient symbols that have been used throughout various cultures while others seem to be symbols that Adnan created Both of those elements lend to a very open interpretation of the text as a whole As a commentary on the Lebanese Civil War I did not get much from the text because of its non linear nature However as an exercise in form and structure the poems were interesting and thought provoking I think that most writers want to guide readers thinking than Adnan does in Arab Apocalypse especially about such a serious topic But in ceding control the book allows the reader to make their own meaning and interact with the images in the way that will make the most impact for them

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The Arab Apocalypse Free download ¼ 109 Etel Adnan ð 9 Free download Free read á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð Etel Adnan Poetry Middle Eastern studies Translated from the French by the author Reprinted with a new foreward by Jalal Toufic 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 ra. my god we are the terrible sun my god we are terrible and full of stunt and hurt and my god alarmed earth and alarmed water please save me etel please haunt me


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