Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer

Memories Look at Me

Nonfiction by Tomas Tranströmer

Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton

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The Great Enigma

Poetry by Tomas Tranströmer

Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton

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The books of his poetry on my shelves never remain unopened for long. I turn to him when I wish to come as close as possible to what cannot be said.

—Teju Cole, The New Yorker

Like so many great poets before him, Tranströmer is forever reminding us that the world is not what it appears to be; that with mindfulness and close attention, you might get a glimpse of something vast and strange.

—John Freeman, NPR

The Nobel Prize to Mr. Tranströmer is a momentary defeat for ideology and a great victory for poetry.

—Michael Moynihan, The Wall Street Journal

Through his condensed, translucent images, Tranströmer gives us fresh access to reality.

The Nobel Prize Committee

Tomas Tranströmer’s poetry permits us to be happily certain of our own uncertainties… Like the animals in Rilke’s first sonnet to Orpheus, they are alive to the god’s music.

—Seamus Heaney
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