• Baltics


    Tomas Tranströmer.


    Berkeley: Oyez, 1975.  Large Octavo. Illustrated boards with a green cloth spine, pastdown on the spine. Slight rubbing to the spine and slight discoloration on the inside of the boards. This is number 78 our of 125 signed by the author and translator. Designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh, bound by Emily Paine. A near fine copy.


    The Nobel Prize winner's masterpiece.  According to Tranströmer, "the keyword in this long poem is the word or concept of boundary. It is the boundary between the present and the past, between east and west, and it is the boundary between living and dead, the boundary between silence and what can be articulated.”


    "Only inside there is peace, in the water of the vessel that no one sees,

    but on the outer walls the struggle rages.

    And peace can come drop by drop, perhaps at night

    when we don’t know anything,

    or as when we’re taped to a drip in a hospital ward."