Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tavern recommends Memories Look at Me

We'd like to recommend Tomas Tranströmer's Memories Look at Me, the Nobel laureate's micro memoir recently published by the good folks at New Directions. At sixty-four pages, and taking up about as much space in your book bag as a passport, this tiny volume contains a vast, heartfelt account of the poet's youth. No matter what genre he dives in to, Tranströmer defies the expected, revealing vast interior and exterior landscapes in writing that is concise and lyrical, guarded and expansive.

In related news, our forthcoming Tranströmer volume, For the Living and the Dead, has been printed and is currently riding the rails to our distributor. We'll be filling orders early next week.

Happy reading!