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Tomas Tranströmer (1931–2015)

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

100+ Works 1,962 Membros 34 Reviews 21 Favorited

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 de Tomas Tranströmer

Collected Poems: 1954-1996 (2001) 136 cópias
Dikter och prosa 1954-2004 (2004) 128 cópias
Memories Look at Me: A Memoir (1993) 110 cópias
The Deleted World (2006) 93 cópias
The Sorrow Gondola (1996) 92 cópias
For the Living and the Dead (1989) 75 cópias
Baltics (1974) 39 cópias
Sämtliche Gedichte (1987) 34 cópias
Den stora gåtan (2004) 32 cópias
Truth Barriers (1978) 30 cópias
Dikter 1954-1989 (1979) 28 cópias
Night Vision (1972) 20 cópias
Det vilda torget : dikter (1983) 18 cópias
17 dikter. (1954) 16 cópias
El cielo a medio hacer (2010) 15 cópias
Das große Rätsel. Gedichte (2005) 13 cópias
Poesia dal silenzio (2011) 12 cópias
I arbetets utkanter (2015) 11 cópias
Deshielo a mediodía (2011) 10 cópias
Hemligheter på vägen (1954) 9 cópias
Dikter (1984) 9 cópias
Kootut runot 1954-2000 (2001) 9 cópias
50 Poemas (2012) 6 cópias
Selected Poems (1981) 6 cópias
Il grande mistero (2011) 6 cópias
Ates Karalamalari (2012) 5 cópias
Dikt og prosa i samling (2011) 5 cópias
Luulet (1989) 4 cópias
Twenty Poems (1970) 4 cópias
Samlede Tranströmer (0017) 4 cópias
Gedichte (1981) 4 cópias
Tolkningar (1999) 3 cópias
Bálticos y otros poemas (2003) 3 cópias
Stigar (1973) 2 cópias
Wiersze i proza 1954-2004 (2017) 2 cópias
20 Poems 2 cópias
Haikudikter (2013) 2 cópias
Zwarte ansichten (1985) 2 cópias
Ungdomsdikter / Jugendgedichte (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Samlade dikter POCKET 1 exemplar(es)
Langsom musik : digte (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Östersöjar / Baltiques 1 exemplar(es)
Sorgargondóll og fleiri ljód (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Bright Scythe 1 exemplar(es)
Oeuvres complètes - 1954 - 2002 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Stigar / Sentiers 1 exemplar(es)
Tomas Tranströmer (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Mr̲kerseende 1 exemplar(es)
Wiersze i proza : 1954-2004 (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
117 vers (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Niebieski dom 1 exemplar(es)
La plaça salvatge (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Poemas Y Visión De La Memoria (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Vermeer 1 exemplar(es)
As minhas lembranças observam-me (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Haikus 1 exemplar(es)
Późnojesienny labirynt 1 exemplar(es)
Unistused on koduteel (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Klanger och spår dikter 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuinte — 389 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 306 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Friends, You Drank Some Darkness (1975) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
THE SEVENTIES. Number 1. Spring 1972 (1972) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Voor Mevr. en Mr. Naaktgeboren (1984) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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 | outras 3 resenhas | 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 | outras 3 resenhas | 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 | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 7, 2023 |



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