Titles

For the Living and the Dead

Tomas Tranströmer

translated by Don Coles

Poetry (English and Swedish)

 

For the Living and the Dead
by Tomas Tranströmer translated by Don Coles
ISBN 0-9699904-1-3
Poetry (bilingual edition English/Swedish) 1996

$12.95 CAD/USD

Winner 1996 John Glassco Translation Prize

"Don Coles' translation of Tomas Tranströmer's For the Living and the Dead is beautiful poetry.... Many believe Tomas Tranströmer to be the best poet writing today. We are fortunate to have Coles translating his work for us." The Fiddlehead

"The publication of a complete and recent collection of Tomas Tranströmer's poems, in English translation, is a just cause for celebration.... We are fortunate that [Don] Coles, one of Canada's finest poets, lived in Sweden for a number of years and is fluent in the language. Unlike other translators of Tranströmer, he has not had to resort to literal versions provided by an expert in Swedish.... He has given us living approximations of the originals that are fluid, resonant, and most importantly, that recreate the subtly shifting frequencies of Tranströmer's tone." Books in Canada