17 Poems

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17 Poems
First edition
Author Tomas Tranströmer
Original title 17 dikter
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Publisher Albert Bonniers förlag
Publication date
Pages 54

17 Poems (Swedish: 17 dikter) is a 1954 poetry collection by the Swedish writer Tomas Tranströmer. It was Tranströmer's debut book, he had previously only been published in journals.[1] The book was well received in the Swedish press, and praised for its formal confidence and imagination in metaphors.[2]

In connection with the award ceremony of the Södra Latin Tranströmer Scholarship 2014, sixty years after the release of 17 Poems, Gustav Alexandrie's composition "Sammanhang" with text from one of the poems of the collection was premiered.[3]

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  1. ^ Clappett, Marie-Claire (2011-10-06). "Tomas Tranströmer: Ten things you never knew about the poet you never knew". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  2. ^ Leonardz, Jenny; Neuman, Ricki (2011-10-06). "En säker ton". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.albertbonniersforlag.se/Nyheter/2014/4/25/Utdelning-av-Sodra-Latins-Transtromer-stipendium/ Albert Bonniers Förlag (in Swedish)