News that the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature had been awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer was greeted with widespread approval by poets and poetry readers the world over. The author of fifteen collections of poems, Tranströmer had in fact been nominated for the prize every year since 1993, a sign of his huge standing and importance in world poetry, undiminished in recent years despite a stroke in 1990 that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak.
The Dedalus Press marks the Nobel award with the reissue, in a single volume, of two collections translated by John F Deane: The Wild Marketplace (1985) and For the Living and the Dead (1994), the latter translalted in collaboration with Tranströmer himself.
“As good a place to start as any for readers interested in immersing themselves in the work of this extraordinary poet, who published over 15 collections of verse.” — RTÉ TEN
ISBN 9781906614539 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 70 pp