Half Finished Heaven



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From the Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature An expanded edition by the Nobel laureate Tomas Transtr÷mer, translated by the award-winning poet Robert Bly Every person is a half-open door leading to a room for everyone. The endless field under us. Water glitters between the trees. The lake is a window into the earth. ùfrom ôThe Half-Finished Heavenö Tomas Transtr÷merÆs celebrated career earned him a place among the twentieth centuryÆs essential global voices. Translated into more than fifty languages, his poetry draws readers to its power and resonance, its shaping of landscapes both outer and interior, stark and yet alive to the luminous. In 2011, Transtr÷mer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature ôbecause, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.ö The National Book Awardûwinning poet and renowned translator Robert Bly first introduced American readers to Transtr÷merÆs poetry in his seminal English translations, all of which are collected here for the first time in this expanded edition. With an updated introduction and fourteen additional poems, The Half-Finished Heaven presents the best of Transtr÷merÆs poetry in one indispensable volume.

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