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    DescriptionLong 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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    Title
    The Deleted World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tomas Tranströmer, Translated by Robin Robertson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 47
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 80 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904634485
    ISBN 10: 1904634486
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF, DC
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    DC22: 839.7174
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Enitharmon Press
    Imprint name
    Enitharmon Press
    Publication date
    31 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.
    Review quote
    '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