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

At long last, the collected poems of one of the world’s greatest living writers, Tomas Tranströmer, is now available in this comprehensive edition.

The Great Enigma

Poetry by Tomas Tranströmer

Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton

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Paperback (published October 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811216722
Price US
17.95
Price CN
21
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
288

Ebook (published October 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811220170
Price US
17.95
Page Count
288

Tomas Tranströmer

Swedish poet and Nobel Laureate

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

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

—Michael Moynihan, The Wall Street Journal

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