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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Tomas Tranströmer "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".

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For the Living and the Dead (För levande och döda)

His poetry is so simple yet becomes more complex after you read the poems over a few times. There is a depth to the poetry that isn't apparent in other modern poetry.
/Andrew Reed, United States

The Half-Finished Heaven (Den halvfärdiga himlen)

It shines bright as day and is dark as night.
/Raghav Sharma, India
He takes me into connections with natural things and transforms them by juxtaposing images. It is a mindquaking experience.
/Gerald Olson, United States
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