To Go Into Reality Itself


An exhibition about the poet and bookbinders interpretations of his works

In October 2011, the Swedish Academy announced that
the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer would receive the
Nobel Prize in Literature, "because, through his condensed,
translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".

The Nobel Museum’s exhibition "Tomas Tranströmer – To
go into reality itself", about the poet and his works, consists
of two parts. For one part, bookbinders from all over the
world have interpreted his poems in the form of artistically
rendered bindings. The second part is biographical where
the content of Tranströmer’s books have materialised in the
room in the form of objects, texts and images.

In the biographical part, there are four themes: "The Self",
"Nature", "Music" and "The World".

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