By Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Bly
The illuminating letters of the nationwide ebook 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 collage of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to procure the most recent ebook through the younger Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. whilst Bly again domestic that night with a replica of Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven, he discovered a letter looking forward to him from its author.
With this striking accident as its starting, what was once a colourful correspondence among poets who might turn into crucial members 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 lowered his means to write.
Across their correspondence, the 2 poets are profoundly engaged with one another and with the bigger international: the Vietnam warfare, eu 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 changed into a friendship that has lasted fifty years.
Insightful, exceptional, and infrequently humorous, Airmail offers a unprecedented portrait of 2 artists who've turn into fundamental to every other's specific genius. This e-book marks the 1st time letters via Bly and Tranströmer were made on hand within the usa.