Memories Look at Me: A Memoir (Paperback)
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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 Transtromer'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 Transtromer discovered poetry.
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.
Robin Fulton, a Scottish poet and longtime resident of Norway, has been translating Transtromer for over thirty-five years.