Selected Poems, 1954-1986

Selected Poems, 1954-1986

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by Tomas Tranströmer
     
 

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Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Bonner Award for Poetry, Germany's Petrarch Prize, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Tomas Transtromer captures the mood of an era which is at once lonely and threatening. Few poets are capable of relating basic truths about the human condition in troubled times with such quiet grace and figurative

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Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Bonner Award for Poetry, Germany's Petrarch Prize, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Tomas Transtromer captures the mood of an era which is at once lonely and threatening. Few poets are capable of relating basic truths about the human condition in troubled times with such quiet grace and figurative skill. This volume vitally represents the immense talent and insight of one of the world's finest poets.

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Library Journal
Transtromer's haunting poems, which frequently explore the boundary between human consciousness and the unknown (``I walk home through the humid woods'' and ``know suddenly that the plants have thoughts''), have long been admired by Robert Bly, among others. This selection of over 100 poems (rendered by 12 translators) bears ample testimony to the Swedish poet's gift for conveying the truths of time and selfhood that lie adjacent to the mundane routines of our technological welfare society. On a pilgrimage through a world that is half contemporary Sweden, half dream landscape, he shows us ``the blue wind flowers'' that ``open a secret passage to the real celebration, which is quiet as death.'' Frank Allen, Assoc. Dean, Continuing Education, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880011136
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Series:
Modern European Poets Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Tomas Transtromer, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Stockholm in 1931 and is a psychologist by profession. One of Sweden’s most distinguished poets, he has also received the Bonnier Poetry Prize and the Petrarch Prize in Germany. He lives in Stockholm with his wife, Monica.

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