For The Living And The Dead by Tomas TranstromerFor The Living And The Dead by Tomas Transtromer

For The Living And The Dead

byTomas Transtromer

Paperback | October 16, 1996

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Poetry. Translated from the Swedish by John F. Deane. John F. Deane's translation of Tomas Transtromer's 1989 collection FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (For levande och doda) originally appeared with The Dedalus Press (Ireland) in 1994. Published in the United States for the first time, this new edition contains a revised translation as well as a new introduction and translator's note. FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD contains some of Transtromer's most widely anthologized poems, including "Vermeer" and "Romanesque Arches." At long last, this important work from one of the world's most celebrated poets is back in print in a single volume."Transtromer's power with imagery is unsurpassed; a poem of his gathers disparate images from several sources and offers a poetry that is immensely rich, deep and wide-ranging. The imagery remains true to the actual world and yet discovers mysteries that touch on a universal human memory. His power emanates from such conjunctions, going beyond what he calls the 'truth barrier.' His work honors his native Sweden and yet ranges the world.... His is a deeply human and resonating voice, capacious, exciting, and immensely readable."--John F. Deane, from the introduction
Don Coles is the author of ten books of poetry and the novel Doctor Bloom's Story. He won the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1993 for Forests of the Medieval World and the Trillium prize in 2000 for Kurgan. Formerly a professor at York University, he lives in Toronto.
Title:For The Living And The DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 16, 1996

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ISBN - 10:0969990413

ISBN - 13:9780969990413

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