Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Transtromer is dead
He was regarded as the greatest poet of Sweden: Now in Literature Tomas Transtromer has died. He was 83 years old.
Hamburg / Stockholm – He could hardly agree more with the spoken word – but with his poems: The Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Transtromer is dead, according to a media report, reported the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet’ on Friday, citing the Swedish Academy. which awards the Nobel Prize.
Transtromer was considered the most important poets of his country. His oeuvre includes only about 500 pages, but was translated into more than 60 languages . A theme emerged in Transtromer’s poems over and over again: to be without contact.
Transtromer made his debut in 1954 as a lyricist collection of poems, poems’17’ – according to the’ world’ time’ as an affront to a poetics that had committed to the days of bickering’. Between his first publications and glory Transtromer worked as a prison psychologist for juvenile prisoners, then as a professional consultant in labor offices. His career as a psychologist Transtromer remained faithful to a stroke in 1990.
Since then, the native of Stockholm suffered from extensive loss of his ability to speak, he took the Nobel prize almost speechless. Transtromer wrote poetry but also after his stroke on.
Against the Nobel Prize in 1981 Transtromer had already received the German Petrarch Prize, the 1989 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize and 1993 the Horst- Bienek price.
‘ would Where other words one hundred and ten were sufficient, since we are Transtromer one’, wrote the’Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’ about’ The Great Mystery’, a book of poems in haiku form that the sick poet had wrested with the support of his wife Monica Bladh – Transtromer, and in 2005 was published in German.
Transtromer died at the age of 83 years.
Read our detailed assessment Transtromer occasion of the Nobel Prize for Literature.