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Tomas Transtromer dies at 83; Swedish poet won Nobel Prize in 2011
Tomas Transtromer dies at 83; Swedish poet won Nobel Prize in 2011

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011, has died. He was 83. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness, said a spokeswoman for his publisher, Bonniers. In collections such as "Windows and Stones," Transtromer used imaginative metaphors to describe the mysteries of the human mind. His work has been translated into more than 60 languages and influenced poets across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Transtromer's works were characterized by a succinct writing style and...

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