The Deleted World

The Deleted World

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By (author) Tomas Tranströmer, Translated by Robin Robertson

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  • Publisher: Enitharmon Press
  • Format: Paperback | 47 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 208mm x 6mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1904634486
  • ISBN 13: 9781904634485
  • Sales rank: 179,953

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Long celebrated as a master of the arresting, suggestive image, Transtromer is a poet of the liminal: drawn again and again to thresholds of light and of water, the boundaries between man and nature, wakefulness and dream. A deeply spiritual but secular writer, his scepticism about humanity is continually challenged by the implacable renewing power of the natural world. His poems are epiphanies rooted in experience: spare, luminous meditations that his extraordinary images split open - exposing something sudden, mysterious and unforgettable. In this bilingual edition Robin Robertson's magnificent translations are faced by their Swedish counterparts, giving any reader an impression of the original rhythm and music of Transtromer's poetry.

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Author information

Tomas Transtromer was born in Stockholm in 1931. He has written eleven books of poetry and in 2011 received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He has also received numerous other honours, including 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. He lives with his wife in Stockholm. Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. He has won a number of awards for his poetry, including the Forward Prize triple, for Best First Collection, Best Collection and Best Single Poem. He was awarded the Scottish First Book of the Year Award and the E.M. Forster Award. His third collection, Swithering, won the 2006 Forward Prize and was shortlisted for the 2006 T.S. Eliot Prize.

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'an inspired selection ... taut and resonant versions of these lucid, haunting poems' - The TLS 'An excellent introduction to the work of this major European poet' - The Independent 'Transtromer is Sweden's greatest living poet, fortunate in his poet translators ... Robin Robertson's versions are tender, melancholy, piercing' - Sunday Herald, Books of the Year Marvellous Transtromer versions ... honourable, lyrically rich and deeply sympathetic.' John Burnside 'one of the best little books of poetry to come out this year' www.thebookdepository.co.uk