The Deleted World by Tomas Tranströmer

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In this, his 75th year, Tomas Transtromer can be clearly recognised 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, Transtromer 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 scepticism 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.

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Tomas Transtromer was born in Stockholm in 1931. One of Sweden's most distinguished poets, he has received both the prestigious Bonner Poetry Prize and Germany's Petrarch Prize. His most recent book, "Selected Poems, " 1954-1986, edited by Robert Hass, was published by The Ecco Press in 1987. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature in 2011.
Published January 1, 2006 by Enitharmon Press. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tranströmer favors dark, wintry, portentous landscapes that show more than they tell: the chilling and typical “Midwinter” reads, in its entirety, “A blue light/ streams out of my clothes./ Midwinter./ Ringing tambourines of ice./ I close my eyes./ There is a silent world,/ there is a crac...

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The New York Review of Books

While his disability did not end his writing career, it did impair his ability to communicate, and the Tranströmers now live quietly in the Södermalm district of Stockholm—near where Tomas lived as a young boy, and overlooking the sea-lanes where his grandfather worked as a pilot, guiding ships t...

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