Memories Look At Me: A Memoir by Tomas TranstromerMemories Look At Me: A Memoir by Tomas Transtromer

Memories Look At Me: A Memoir

byTomas Transtromer

Paperback | December 18, 2012

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Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is Tomas Tranströmer’s lyrical autobiography about growing up in Sweden. His story opens with a streak of light, a comet that becomes a brilliant metaphor for “my life” as he tries to penetrate the earliest, formative memories of his past. This childhood life unfolds itself slowly in eight glistening chapters that gradually reveal the most secret of treasures: how Tranströmer discovered poetry.
Robin Fulton, a Scottish poet and longtime resident of Norway, has been translating Tranströmer for over thirty-five years.
Title:Memories Look At Me: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 6 × 4 × 0.2 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811220184

ISBN - 13:9780811220187

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Editorial Reviews

Like so many great poets before him, Tranströmer is forever reminding us that the world is not what it appears to be; that with mindfulness and close attention, you might get a glimpse of something vast and strange. — John Freeman (NPR's Monkey See)The Nobel prize to Mr. Tranströmer is a momentary defeat for ideology and a great victory for poetry. — Michael Moynihan (The Wall Street Journal)Through his condensed, translucent images, Tranströmer gives us fresh access to reality. — The Nobel Prize Committee