The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems – Tomas Transtroemer


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Over the course of his career, Tomas Tranströmer – a poet who could look on the barren isolation of Sweden’s landscapes and seascapes like no other, and find in them something hauntingly transcendent – emerged as one of the 20th century’s essential global voices. By the time he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011, his luminous, almost mystical work had been translated into more than 50 languages. Gathering his poems from the early, nature-focused work to the later poetry’s widening of the scope to take in painting, travel, urban life, and the impositions of technology on the natural world, and stirred throughout by the poet’s profound love of music, ‘The Half-Finished Heaven’ is a unique selection from Tranströmer’s work.