Death of Tomas Transtromer

April 15, 1931 - March 26, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden | Age 83

Swedish poet dies at 83
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By KARL RITTER and MALIN RISING, The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday.

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 Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren.

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