The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems epub | fb2 | djvu
ISBN: 0811216721
Author: Tomas Tranströmer
Book title: The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
Format: ePub | fb2 | DJVU
Pages: 288
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Language: English
Category: Poetry Books
Size ePub version: 1532 kb
Size fb2 version: 1379 kb

In day's first hours consciousness can grasp the world as the hand grips a sun-warmed stone Translated into fifty languages, the poetry of Tomas Transtromer has had a profound influence around the world, an influence that has steadily grown and has now attained a prominence comparable to that of Pablo Neruda's during his lifetime. But if Neruda is blazing fire, Transtromer is expanding ice. The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems gathers all the poems Tomas Transtromer has published, from his distinctive first collection in 1954, 17 Poems , through his epic poem Baltics ("my most consistent attempt to write music"), and The Sad Gondola , published six years after he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1990 ("I am carried in my shadow / like a violin / in its black case."), to his most recent slim book, The Great Enigma , published in Sweden in 2004. Also included is his prose-memoir Memories Look at Me , containing keys into his intensely spiritual, metaphysical poetry (like the brief passage of insect collecting on Runmaro Island when he was a teenager). Firmly rooted in the natural world, his work falls between dream and dream; it probes "the great unsolved love" with the opening up, through subtle modulations, of "concrete words."In day's first hours consciousness can grasp the world as the hand grips a sun-warmed stone Translated into fifty languages, the poetry of Tomas Transtromer has had a profound influence around the world, an influence that has steadily grown and has now attained a prominence comparable to that of Pablo Neruda's during his lifetime. The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems gathers all the poems Tomas Transtromer has published, from his distinctive first collection in 1954, 17 Poems , through his epic poem Baltics ("my most consistent attempt to write music"), and The Sad Gondola , published six years after he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1990 ("I am carried in my shadow / like a violin / in its black case."), to his most recent slim book, The Great Enigma , published in Sweden in 2004. Firmly rooted in the natural world, his work falls between dream and dream; it probes "the great unsolved love" with the opening up, through subtle modulations, of "concrete words."

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