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Tomas Tranströmer (1931–2015)

Autor(a) de The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems

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About the Author

Tomas Tranströmer was born in Stockholm, Sweden on April 15, 1931. He was 23 years old when his debut work, Seventeen Poems, was published in 1954. He graduated from Stockholm University in 1956 and became a psychologist. He worked in state institutions with juvenile offenders, parole violators, mostrar mais and the disabled. He wrote more than 15 books during his lifetime including The Sorrow Gondola, The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems of Tomas Tranströmer, Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer, Memories Look at Me, The Deleted World, and The Great Enigma: New and Collected Poems. He won numerous awards including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Oevralids Prize, the Swedish Award from International Poetry Forum, the Lifetime Recognition Award given by the trustees of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry in 2007, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2011. He died on March 26, 2015 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Tomas Tranströmer

Collected Poems: 1954-1996 (2001) 135 exemplares
Dikter och prosa 1954-2004 (2004) 127 exemplares
Memories Look at Me: A Memoir (1993) 109 exemplares
The Sorrow Gondola (1996) 92 exemplares
The Deleted World (2006) 92 exemplares
For the Living and the Dead (1989) 75 exemplares
Baltics (1974) 39 exemplares
Sämtliche Gedichte (1987) 34 exemplares
Den stora gåtan (2004) 32 exemplares
Truth Barriers (1978) 30 exemplares
Dikter 1954-1989 (1979) 28 exemplares
Night Vision (1972) 20 exemplares
Det vilda torget : dikter (1983) 18 exemplares
17 dikter. (1954) 16 exemplares
El cielo a medio hacer (2010) 15 exemplares
Das große Rätsel. Gedichte (2005) 13 exemplares
Poesia dal silenzio (2011) 12 exemplares
I arbetets utkanter (2015) 11 exemplares
Deshielo a mediodía (2011) 10 exemplares
Hemligheter på vägen (1954) 9 exemplares
Dikter (1984) 9 exemplares
Kootut runot 1954-2000 (2001) 9 exemplares
Selected Poems (1981) 6 exemplares
50 Poemas (2012) 6 exemplares
Il grande mistero (2011) 6 exemplares
Dikt og prosa i samling (2011) 5 exemplares
Ates Karalamalari (2012) 5 exemplares
Samlede Tranströmer (0017) 4 exemplares
Luulet (1989) 4 exemplares
Twenty Poems (1970) 4 exemplares
Gedichte (1981) 4 exemplares
Tolkningar (1999) 3 exemplares
Bálticos y otros poemas (2003) 3 exemplares
Stigar (1973) 2 exemplares
Wiersze i proza 1954-2004 (2017) 2 exemplares
20 Poems 2 exemplares
Haikudikter (2013) 2 exemplares
La grande énigme: 45 haïkus (2004) 2 exemplares
Oeuvres complètes, 1954-1994 (1998) 2 exemplares
Zwarte ansichten (1985) 2 exemplares
Langsom musik : digte (1990) 1 exemplar
Bright Scythe 1 exemplar
Stigar / Sentiers 1 exemplar
Tomas Tranströmer (2012) 1 exemplar
Mr̲kerseende 1 exemplar
Wiersze i proza : 1954-2004 (2012) 1 exemplar
117 vers (2001) 1 exemplar
Niebieski dom 1 exemplar
La plaça salvatge (2008) 1 exemplar
Vermeer 1 exemplar
Haikus 1 exemplar
Unistused on koduteel (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 827 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 388 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 304 exemplares
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Friends, You Drank Some Darkness (1975) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
THE SEVENTIES. Number 1. Spring 1972 (1972) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Voor Mevr. en Mr. Naaktgeboren (1984) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Tomas Tranströmer, vincitore del Nobel per la letteratura nel 2011, era uno dei maggiori poeti contemporanei. Non avevo mai letto niente di suo e ho pensato di iniziare da questa piccola autobiografia, che forse sarebbe più corretto definire raccolta di eventi salienti della vita di Tranströmer capaci di influenzare successivamente la sua poetica.

I ricordi mi guardano, infatti, contiene otto episodi della vita di Tranströmer, dall'infanzia al liceo, che il poeta reputava fondamentali sia per la sua formazione di uomo sia per quella del suo io poeta. Il libriccino (meno di cento pagine) è correlato di alcune foto e mi ha fatto nascere una discreta curiosità di conoscere il Tranströmer poeta.

Ogni episodio è in prosa, ma non si fa fatica a cogliere il poeta: Tranströmer, infatti, racconta di sé con l'essenzialità del verso che in poche parole è capace di spalancare le porte della mente per portarci laddove l'autore vuole – o anche no, perché mai mettere limiti ai luoghi nei quali un componimento potrebbe portarci.

Sono molto contenta di aver “incontrato” questo autore a partire dalla sua autobiografia: ho avuto l'impressione che nel suo caso l'elemento biografico sia determinante (anche se, naturalmente, potremmo dirlo di qualunque autore). Mi sentire sicuramente riparlare di Tranströmer.
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lasiepedimore | 3 outras críticas | Sep 19, 2023 |
This is a small selection from Tranströmer's lyric verse, in translations selected by editor Daniel Halpern from among the numerous English versions available, sandwiching the poet's childhood memoir "Memories look at me".

I enjoyed the memoir, where Tranströmer writes about growing up in Stockholm before and during World War II and going to the Södra Latin Grammar School (which featured in an Ingmar Bergman film). But it was difficult to get a grasp of the poems, possibly because of the profusion of different translators involved.

One or two appealed to me at first reading — "Grief Gondola No.2", for instance, a poem about Liszt and Wagner in Venice (but it's weird seeing the title of Liszt's piece translated into English when it's normally left in Italian); "Motifs from the Middle Ages"; and the "Vermeer" poem that ends the selection. Others left me baffled with their incongruous or surreal images and leaps of subject. Perhaps he's a poet you need to read in the original, but I didn't really see anything in this selection that would have made me go out and learn a bit more Swedish. At best it seemed good, but not earth-shattering.
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thorold | Mar 26, 2023 |
Tomas Tranströmer was born in Stockholm and raised by his mother after his parents divorced when he was very young. He loved nature, especially entomology, as a child, although his interests were varied. His grandfather indulged his passion for trains, and he filled sketchpads with drawings of things that interested him. He attended Södra Latin Grammar School, made famous in Ingmar Bergman's first film Hets/Torment. This small book of sketches from his childhood gives a glimpse both of a child's life in Stockholm in the 1930s and 40s, but also a sense of the poet's beginnings.

What we live through in school is projected as an image of society. My total experience of school was mixed, with more darkness than light—just as my image of society has become.

We always feel younger than we are. I carry inside myself my earlier faces, as a tree contains it's rings. The sum of them is "me."
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labfs39 | 3 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2023 |
I mean it was fine, I guess. Maybe a lot was lost in translation and that's why I didn't see anything special in it.
ninagl | 3 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2023 |



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