The illuminating letters of the nationwide booklet Award profitable poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize profitable 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 college of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to acquire the most recent booklet via the younger Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. while Bly back domestic that night with a replica of Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven, he discovered a letter anticipating him from its author.
With this outstanding twist of fate as its starting, what used to be a colourful correspondence among poets who may develop into crucial participants to worldwide literature. Airmail collects greater than 290 letters, written from 1964 until eventually 1990, whilst Tranströmer suffered a stroke that has left him partly paralyzed and reduced his capability to write down.
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 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 became a friendship that has lasted fifty years.
Insightful, magnificent, and sometimes humorous, Airmail offers an extraordinary portrait of 2 artists who've turn into crucial to every other's specific genius. This booklet marks the 1st time letters by way of Bly and Tranströmer were made on hand within the United States.
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