This confirms Per Wästberg member of the Swedish Academy, after talks with Tomas Tranströmer’s wife Monica Tranströmer. A press release about the death has recently been sent out from Bonnier.
Tomas Transtömer is one of Sweden’s best known and most widely read poets. His last book was “Poems and Prose 1954-2004″, published in 2011. The same year he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Tomas Tranströmer received Nobel Prize “for his condensed , translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality “.
Tomas Tranströmer suffered a stroke in 1990, which deprived him of speech but not the language. He continued to write, often in a stripped haiku form.
Author and SvD contributor Fredrik Sjoberg was a close friend of Tomas Tranströmer.
– He was an absolutely wonderful person with a great sense of humor, says Fredrik Sjoberg and notes that the Nobel Prize was not something that “went to his head.”
– He was exactly the same figure after the one before, says Fredrik Sjoberg.
Tomas Tranströmer global reputation was unique in the Scandinavian poetry’s history, hitting the Swedish Academy Per Wästberg fixed in an article on SvD.se. “Cafes berries His name in China and Slovenia – and he read at upwards of 60 languages. “
The psychologist Tomas Tranströmer made his debut as a poet in 1954. Some of his most beloved collections of poetry is” Baltics “and” For the living and the dead. “In His poetry plays music often large role; the poetry collection “The Sorrow Gondola”‘ve downloaded the title of a piece by Franz Liszt.
In this collection of poems, published after the author stroke, writes Tomas Tranströmer including the difficulty in finding words and write poetry.
stroke meant two things, says Fredrik Sjoberg.
– He was a little motionless, and he suffered from aphasia. But the person did not change that much.
Fredrik Sjoberg says that Tomas Tranströmer lived an active life until the very end. Tomas and Monica Tranströmer showed an unusual hospitality, both at home in the South and in the summer instead of Runmarö in the Stockholm archipelago.
– This has been the happiest barrack in Swedish literature. It has been so open and generous.
On February 12, played Louisiana Channel into a short film at the home of Tomas Tranströmer. The film was to be his last public appearance, writes Bonnier in its press release.