Bright Scythe
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Pub Date: 11/17/2015

Pages: 240

Publisher: Sarabande Books

Imprint: Sarabande Books

ISBN 13: 9781941411216

ISBN 10: 1941411215

Price: $17.95 / $22.50 CAN

Category: POETRY / European / General

Bright Scythe

By Tomas Tranströmer, David Wojahn, Patty Crane

Price: $17.95



About the Book

Tomas Tranströmer (1931–2015), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is Sweden’s most acclaimed poet. Known for sharp imagery, startling metaphors and deceptively simple diction, his luminous poems offer mysterious glimpses into the deepest facets of humanity, often through the lens of the natural world. These new translations by Patty Crane, presented side by side with the original Swedish, are tautly rendered and elegantly cadenced. They are also deeply informed by Crane’s personal relationship with the poet and his wife during the years she lived in Sweden, where she was afforded greater insight into the nuances of his poetics and the man himself.

About the Book

Newly translated bilingual English and Swedish edition of late Nobel Prize winner's “unobtrusively unforgettable” poetry.


Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer is one of Sweden's most noted authors, and his several collections have been translated into several languages, including English.