The illuminating letters of the nationwide publication Award profitable 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 a hundred and fifty miles to the collage of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to procure the newest e-book through the younger Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. whilst Bly again domestic that night with a duplicate of Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven, he came upon a letter anticipating him from its author.
With this notable accident as its starting, what used to be a colourful correspondence among poets who could turn into crucial members to international literature. Airmail collects greater than 290 letters, written from 1964 till 1990, whilst Tranströmer suffered a stroke that has left him in part paralyzed and reduced his capability to put in writing.
Across their correspondence, the 2 poets are profoundly engaged with one another and with the bigger international: the Vietnam battle, ecu and American elections, and the struggles of affording a existence 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, great, and sometimes humorous, Airmail presents a unprecedented portrait of 2 artists who've develop into essential to every other's specific genius. This ebook marks the 1st time letters through Bly and Tranströmer were made to be had within the United States.
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