Tomas Tranströmer

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the translated work of Tomas Tranströmer.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tomas Tranströmer was born in 1931 in Stockholm, where he grew up, but spent many long summers on the island of Runmarö in the nearby archipelago, evoking that landscape in his early work, which draws on the aesthetic tradition of Swedish nature poetry. His later poetry is more personal, open and relaxed, often reflecting his broad interests: travel, music, painting, archaeology and natural sciences. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011.

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