Synopses & Reviews
Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, 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.
From the 2011 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a touching memoir about growing up in Sweden, about discovering the power and beauty of poetry.
Tomas Tranströmer's touching memoir.
About the Author
Robin Fulton, a Scottish poet and longtime resident of Norway, has been translating Tranströmer for over thirty-five years.