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The buzzard poet.

Transtromer seems to hang over [Sweden's] landscape with a gimlet eye that sees the world with an almost mystical precision. A view that first appeared open and featureless now holds an anxiety of detail; the voice that first sounded spare and simple now seems subtle, shrewd, and thrillingly intimate. There is a profoundly spiritual element in Transtromer's vision, though not a conventionally, religious one. He is interest ed in polarities and how we respond, as humans, to finding ourselves at pivotal points, at the fulcrum of a moment.

--ROBIN ROBERTSON, translator of 2011 Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Transtromer, in The New York Review of Books (Nov. 10, 2011)

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Title Annotation:EXCERPT; Tomas Transtromer
Author:Robertson, Robin
Publication:The Wilson Quarterly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUSW
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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