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Author Tranströmer, Tomas, 1931-

Common Titl För levande och döda. English
Title For the living and the dead : poems and a memoir / Tomas Tranströmer ; edited by Daniel Halpern ; translated by Joanna Bankier [and others]

Publ Info New York : Ecco, 2011
Edition First Ecco paperback edition
 RWU Main Library  PT9876.3.R3 F6713 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 70 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "This book was originally published in hardcover in 1995 by The Ecco Press"--T.p. verso
Contents The Forgotten Captain -- Streets in Shanghai -- The Nightingale in Badelunda -- Berceuse -- Deep in Europe -- Six Winters -- Romanesque Arches -- Epigram -- Female Portrait, 19th Century -- Motifs from the Middle Ages -- Madrigal -- The Kingdom of Uncertainty -- Early May Stanzas -- Silence -- Golden Wasp -- Grief Gondola No. 2 -- Memories Look at Me: A Memoir -- As When You Were a Child -- April and Silence -- Night Book Page -- Three Stanzas -- Landscape with Suns -- From July -- 90 -- Leaflet -- The Cuckoo -- Two Cities -- After a Visit to the DDR -- Air Mail -- Nocturnal Journey -- A Sketch from 1844 -- Eight Haiku -- The Light Streams In -- Island Life, 1860 -- Within the Walls Is Endlessness -- Vermeer
Note Translated from the Swedish
With this new volume of poetry, Tomas Transtromer once again demonstrates his gift for capturing and grounding the elusive, luminous details of our modern world. As its title suggests, For the Living and the Dead works to bridge the space between those real and unreal elements of life, suggesting that a surprising, redemptive cohesion can exist within a universe of opposing forces. This volume combines Transtromer's recent poetry with a prose memoir of his childhood in Sweden, written in the same careful, unsentimental voice for which he is so beloved. Through this memoir the author reveals himself as a curious, sensitive child, interested in archeology and insects, terrified of school and his authoritarian teachers. Characterized by the insight and integrity we have come to expect from his work, For the Living and the Dead confirms Tomas Transtromer as one of the most significant living poets writing in any language
LC subject Tranströmer, Tomas, 1931-
Add Author Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
Bankier, Joanna
ISBN 9780062189738 (pbk.) :
0062189735 (pbk.) :