For the Living and the Dead (Paperback)
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Combining poetry and a memoir of his childhood in Sweden in one volume, For the Living and the Dead once again demonstrates Tomas Transtromer's gift for capturing and grounding the elusive, luminous details of our modern world. A work that bridges the space between those real and unreal elements of life, it suggests that a surprising, redemptive cohesion can exist within a universe of opposing forces.
About the Author
Tomas Transtromer was born in Stockholm in 1931. He is the author of several books of poetry, including "The Deleted World" and "The Half-Finished Heaven", and has received numerous international honors. In October 2011 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He lives with his wife in Stockholm.