For the Living and the Dead

For the Living and the Dead

New Poems and A Memoir

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, c2011, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062189738
Branch Call Number: 839.7174 TRANSTRO
Characteristics: vii, 71 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Halpern, Daniel 1945-
Bankier, Joanna


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