Airmail: the Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer by Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Bly

By Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Bly

The illuminating letters of the nationwide e-book Award profitable poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize profitable poet Tomas Tranströmer

One day in spring 1964, the younger American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse and drove a hundred and fifty miles to the collage of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to procure the newest publication by way of the younger Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. whilst Bly back domestic that night with a replica of Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven, he came upon a letter looking forward to him from its author.

With this extraordinary accident as its starting, what used to be a colourful correspondence among poets who could develop into crucial individuals to worldwide literature. Airmail collects greater than 290 letters, written from 1964 until eventually 1990, while Tranströmer suffered a stroke that has left him in part paralyzed and decreased his skill to write.

Across their correspondence, the 2 poets are profoundly engaged with one another and with the bigger international: the Vietnam warfare, eu and American elections, and the struggles of affording a lifestyles as a author. Airmail additionally illuminates the paintings of translation as Bly started to render Tranströmer's poetry into English and Tranströmer started to translate Bly's poetry into Swedish. Their collaboration quick became a friendship that has lasted fifty years.

Insightful, superb, and infrequently humorous, Airmail offers an extraordinary portrait of 2 artists who've develop into essential to every other's specific genius. This book marks the 1st time letters by means of Bly and Tranströmer were made on hand within the usa.

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MOSES AND HIS TOESES Moses supposes his toeses are roses, But Moses supposes erroneously, For nobody’s toeses we knowses are roses, As Moses supposes his toeses to be!

MOSES AND HIS TOESES Moses supposes his toeses are roses, But Moses supposes erroneously, For nobody’s toeses we knowses are roses, As Moses supposes his toeses to be!

MOSES AND HIS TOESES Moses supposes his toeses are roses, But Moses supposes erroneously, For nobody’s toeses we knowses are roses, As Moses supposes his toeses to be!

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