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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old October 25th, 2011, 15:11 Thread Starter
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Tomas Tranströmer - 2011 Nobel prize winner

I usually never read poetry and the only poetry book I've ever read from the beginning to the end was the Estonian translation of his collected works. I liked it a lot back in the day so I was pleased to hear he got this award.

Apparently some people criticised the decision on the basis that he's Swedish and not very well known outside his homeland.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old October 25th, 2011, 15:46
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It is his name, Tomas Omer would sell wonders.

Only one poem of him ever translated to portuguese (in brazil), saw some in english, but most people posted already saying "not a good translation", which kind off kick the will to like the poem. But I guess a poet is better than Bob Dylan or Umberto Eco.

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I'm surprised that people say English translations are not good as they are done by Robert Bly who is a pretty well-known poet himself.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old October 26th, 2011, 16:24
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They are not mentioning a book, most are bringing poems from magazines, newspapers, sites...

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