The poet Tomas Transtromer died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Swedish poet and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient whose well-known poetic works include The Sorrow Gondola, For the Living and the Dead, and Baltics. His friend and fellow poet, Robert Bly, translated many of his poetic works into English.
He was raised in Stockholm, Sweden by a schoolteacher mother. He married Monika Bladh.
Society’s dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place – the place of our separation, our distinction – that much of his poetry occupies.
A person shows himself for an instant as in a photograph but clearer and in the background something which is bigger than his shadow.
Sometimes my life opened its eyes in the dark. A feeling as if crowds drew through the streets in blindness and anxiety on the way towards a miracle, while I invisibly remain standing.
Every abstract picture of the world is as impossible as a blueprint of a storm. Don’t be ashamed because you’re human: be proud! Inside you, vaults behind vaults open endlessly. You will never be finished, and that’s as it should be.
The language marches in step with the executioners. Therefore we must get a new language.