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Memories Look at Me
     

Memories Look at Me

by Tomas Tranströmer, Robin Fulton (Translator)
 

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Tomas Tranströmer’s touching memoir.
Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is Tomas Tranströmer’s lyrical autobiography about growing up in Sweden. His story opens with a streak of light, a comet that becomes a brilliant metaphor for “my life” as he tries to

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Tomas Tranströmer’s touching memoir.
Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is Tomas Tranströmer’s lyrical autobiography about growing up in Sweden. His story opens with a streak of light, a comet that becomes a brilliant metaphor for “my life” as he tries to penetrate the earliest, formative memories of his past. This childhood life unfolds itself slowly in eight glistening chapters that gradually reveal the most secret of treasures: how Tranströmer discovered poetry.

Editorial Reviews

John Freeman - NPR's Monkey See
“Like so many great poets before him, Tranströmer is forever reminding us that the world is not what it appears to be; that with mindfulness and close attention, you might get a glimpse of something vast and strange.”
John Freeman - NPR
“Like so many great poets before him, Tranströmer is forever reminding us that the world is not what it appears to be; that with mindfulness and close attention, you might get a glimpse of something vast and strange.”
Michael Moynihan - The Wall Street Journal
“The Nobel prize to Mr. Tranströmer is a momentary defeat for ideology and a great victory for poetry.”
The Nobel Prize Committee
“Through his condensed, translucent images, Tranströmer gives us fresh access to reality.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811220187
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
12/17/2011
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,335,207
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Fulton, a Scottish poet and longtime resident of Norway, has been translating Tranströmer for over thirty-five years.

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