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Shifting the silence

Author: Etel Adnan
Publisher: New York : Nightboat Books, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Shifting the Silence breaks the taboo around writing and speaking about our own deaths. In short, unrelenting paragraphs, Adnan grapples with the breadth of her life at ninety-five, the process of aging, and the knowledge of her own approaching death. The personal is continuously projected outwards and mirrored back through ruminations on climate catastrophe, the ongoing war in Syria, Mars missions, and Adnan's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Etel Adnan
ISBN: 1643620304 9781643620305
OCLC Number: 1144119170
Description: 74 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Etel Adnan.


A heart-rending meditation on aging, grief, and the universal experience of facing death.  Read more...


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""When you have no way to go anywhere, what do you do?" writes the 95-year-old polymath Etel Adnan in her new book, "Shifting the Silence," which contemplates death and aging. "Of course, nothing. Read more...

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