By Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Bly
The illuminating letters of the nationwide publication Award successful poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize successful poet Tomas Tranströmer
One day in spring 1964, the younger American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse and drove one hundred fifty miles to the collage of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to procure the newest ebook through the younger Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. whilst Bly back domestic that night with a replica of Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven, he chanced on a letter looking forward to him from its author.
With this amazing twist of fate as its starting, what was once a colourful correspondence among poets who may turn 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 partly paralyzed and lowered his ability to write.
Across their correspondence, the 2 poets are profoundly engaged with one another and with the bigger global: the Vietnam struggle, 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 fast become a friendship that has lasted fifty years.
Insightful, excellent, and infrequently humorous, Airmail offers a unprecedented portrait of 2 artists who've develop into necessary to every other's specific genius. This e-book marks the 1st time letters through Bly and Tranströmer were made to be had within the usa.
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