Synopses & Reviews
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.
Tomas Tranströmer's poems are thick with the feel of life lived in a specific place: the dark, overpowering Swedish winters, the long thaws and brief paradisal summers in the Stockholm archipelago. He conveys a sense of what it is like to be a private citizen in the second half of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Tomas Transtromer was born in Stockholm in 1931. One of Sweden's most distinguished poets, he is the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the prestigious Bonner Poetry Prize and Germany's Petrarch Prize. His book, Selected Poems, 1954-1986, edited by Robert Hass, was published by The Ecco Press in 1987.