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Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation, our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies.






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Tomas Transtromer
Tomas Transtromer
  • Born: April 15, 1931
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Profession: Writer

Tomas Gösta Tranströmer was a Swedish poet, psychologist and translator. His poems captured the long Swedish winters, the rhythm of the seasons and the palpable, atmospheric beauty of nature. Tranströmer's work is also characterized by a sense of mystery and wonder underlying the routine of everyday life, a quality which often gives his poems a religious dimension. He has been described as a Christian poet.

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