Tag Archives: poet

Ex-Hitler Youth Member, German Nobel Laureate Gunter Grass Dead Aged 87

Renowned German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature Gunter Grass passed away on Monday in the city of Lubeck. Grass, 87, died of a lung infection, Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. “A childhood between the Holy Spirit and Hitler,” is how biographer Michael Jurgs summed up the environment in ...

Read More »

Nobel 2011 Literature Prize goes homeward, to poet Tomas Transtromer

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Poet Tomas Tranströmer and the citation said, “through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”. Tomas Tranströmer was born in Stockholm on 15 April 1931. His mother Helmy was a schoolteacher and his father Gösta Tranströmer a journalist. After graduating in 1950 from Södra Latin grammar school ...

Read More »