The Deleted World by Tomas Transtromer
Poems

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You might not be satisfied with The Deleted World; you might seek Bly's ampler selection, for example, or chase down the book-length poem Baltics.
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A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tomas Tranströmer can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of international stature whose work speaks to us now with undiminished clarity and resonance. Long celebrated as a master of the arresting, suggestive image, Tranströmer is a poet of the liminal: drawn again and again to thresholds of light and of water, the boundaries between man and nature, wakefulness and dream. A deeply spiritual but secular writer, his skepticism about humanity is continually challenged by the implacable renewing power of the natural world. His poems are epiphanies rooted in experience: spare, luminous meditations that his extraordinary images split open—exposing something sudden, mysterious, and unforgettable.

 

About Tomas Transtromer

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Tomas Tranströmer was born in Stockholm in 1931. He is the author of eleven books of poetry and has received numerous international honors. In October 2011 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He lives with his wife in Stockholm.
 
Published November 25, 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Stephen Burt on Jan 09 2012

You might not be satisfied with The Deleted World; you might seek Bly's ampler selection, for example, or chase down the book-length poem Baltics.

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