Tomas Tranströmer





Tomas Tranströmer


Born
in Stockholm, Sweden
April 15, 1931

Died
March 26, 2015

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Influences
Ragnar Thoursie, T.S. Eliot,


His poetry, building on Modernism, Expressionism, and Surrealism, contains powerful imagery concerned with issues of fragmentation and isolation. “He has perfected a particular kind of epiphanic lyric, often in quatrains, in which nature is the active, energizing subject, and the self (if the self is present at all) is the object,” notes critic Katie Peterson in the Boston Review.

Critic and poet Tom Sleigh observed, in his Interview with a Ghost (2006), that “Tranströmer’s poems imagine the spaces that the deep then inhabits, like ground water gushing up into a newly dug well.”

His honors include the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, the Aftonbladets Literary Prize, the Bonnier Award for Poetry, the
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The Great Enigma: New Colle...

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The Half-Finished Heaven

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Selected Poems, 1954-1986

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The Deleted World

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Dikter och prosa 1954–2004

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Memories Look at Me: A Memoir

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The Sorrow Gondola

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Samlade dikter: 1954–1996

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For the Living and the Dead

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Baltics

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“I am carried in my shadow
like a violin
in its black case”
Tomas Tranströmer, For the Living and the Dead

“In the middle of life, death comes to take your measurements. The visit is forgotten and life goes on. But the suit is being sewn on the sly.”
Tomas Tranströmer, The Deleted World

“Every person is a half-opened door
leading to a room for everyone.”
Tomas Tranströmer

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