Windows & Stones: Selected Poems
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Pittsburgh. 1972. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1st American Paperback Edition. Previous Owner’s Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Wrappers. Translated from the Swedish by May Swenson with Leif Sjoberg. 84 pages. paperback. Cover by Gary Gore. 0822952289. keywords: Poetry Sweden Translated Literature. inventory # 41715. FROM THE PUBLISHER - An International Poetry Forum Selection Translated from the Swedish by May Swenson with Leif Sjoberg. From the NEW YORK TIMES: ‘Tomas Tranströmer, who is today one of Sweden’s most distinguished poets, can compare Lake Malar at dawn with a blue lamp, the islands creeping over the grass like nocturnal butterflies. He can make his imagery credible. His work is very much a poetry centered on specific moments: the short minute that brings sudden relief, the sense of turning the back to everyday life and opening the window for a brief flash just to listen to the birds and the wind.’ In 1970 a jury of Mr. Tranströmer’s peers named him the leading living poet of Sweden. This publication is a portion of that honor. Tomas Tranströmer, the poet, is also an occupational psychologist, working with handicapped people. May Swenson, the translator, is a distinguished American poet with seven books of poetry published to wide critical acclaim. Born of Swedish parents in Utah, she spoke Swedish as her first language. She brings this heritage to her superb translation. Leif Sjoberg teaches in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Previous Owner’s Name In Front, Otherwise Very Good In Wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 41715
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Tomas Tranströmer is one of Sweden?s leading poets, and is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011. He is the author of numerous poetry collections including, most recently, Sorgegondolen (The Sorrow Gondola) and Den stora gatan (The Great Enigma). He has received the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, the Aftonbladets Literary Prize, the Bonnier Award for Poetry, the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Oevralids Prize, the Petrarch Prize in Germany, the Swedish Award from International Poetry Forum, and the Swedish Academy?s Nordic Prize. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages.
May Swenson, translator, was a distinguished American poet and author of numerous collections, including, most recently, Nature: Poems Old and New and May Out West.
Leif Sjöberg, translator, was professor of Swedish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Title: Windows & Stones: Selected Poems
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication Date: 1972
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