Friday, March 27, 2015

Death of the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, Nobel Prize for Literature – Les Echos

The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2011, died at the age of 83 years. The writer, who suffered a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) in 1990 was already decreased at the time he had been awarded by the Swedish Academy.

The announcement of his Nobel Prize in 2011 had also surprised, since man was, at the time, little known outside the circles of poetry lovers. It was the seventh Swedish awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature, particularly after Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson in 1974 and the first poet Wislawa Szymborska from the Polish in 1996.

Tomas Tranströmer has been translated into more than 60 languages ​​and was known for his simple and clear writing, with a special gift for metaphor. French, his complete poetic works were published in 1996 by Le Castor Astral, like books “The Great Enigma” and “short poems,” and his only prose work translated, “The Gift watching me” in 2004 where he recounted his childhood and how he became a poet.

With AFP


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