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Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer, 2011 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Stockholm in 1931. He has written thirteen books of poems and is the recipient of such honors as the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Bonnier Award for Poetry, Germany's Petrarch Prize, the Bellman... show more

Tomas Tranströmer, 2011 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Stockholm in 1931. He has written thirteen books of poems and is the recipient of such honors as the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Bonnier Award for Poetry, Germany's Petrarch Prize, the Bellman Prize, and the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize. His poetry has been translated into over sixty languages. He lives in Stockholm with his wife Monica.
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Birth date: 1931-04-15
Died: 2015-03-26
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Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 3 years ago
Transtromer moves you into his realm with his realistic and beautiful poetry. Everyone should read at least one of his poems during their life.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
***DO NOT REBLOG*** bookshelves: autobiography-memoir, nobel-laureate, spring-2015, handbag-read, paper-read, sweden, translation Read from March 27 to April 08, 2015 RIPDescription: Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is...
catpdx
catpdx rated it 6 years ago
A gorgeous book. I'd love a different translation, though - a few lines words here and there seemed clunky, or just slightly off. Really lovely, quiet imagery
javajunco
javajunco rated it 8 years ago
My review is of this selection, really, not of the poems as individual poems. I thought some of the poems were quite good, but there were so many of them by so many translators from so many periods, that I couldn't really decide if I liked the poet's work or the translator's work. I'll probably try ...
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Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it 8 years ago
I picked this up mostly because it was convenient (my local public library had it) and because it is the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. So, given I had not really heard of this author before, I was curious. I gave it a low rating because, for me, the book was just ok. I think other people may have ...
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