Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Nobel Prize for Literature: Tomas Tranströmer

"I believe in God but only when I am writing poetry." So wrote the new Nobel Laureate, Tomas Tranströmer. However, according to Bill Coyle, "Tranströmer is a Christian poet, though not a churchgoing one". 

Whatever the precise nature of his beliefs, it is clear that the new Nobel Laureate, at the very least, has a strong interest in the divine. One article which explores this further can be found in the Logos Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture

You can read some of Tranströmer's poetry here and here. If anyone has any particular recommendations I'd be delighted to hear them.

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