Swedish Poet Wins Nobel

    Image #: 15550144    Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer is pictured at his home in Stockholm, in this file photo taken March 31, 2001. Sweden's most famous living poet, Tomas Transtromer, won the Nobel prize for literature on Thursday, the first time in more than 30 years the award has gone to a native of the Nordic country.  The Swedish Academy, which awards the prize of 10 million crowns ($1.45 million), said the poet had won "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".  REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix/Files (SWEDEN - Tags: MEDIA SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) NO COMMERCIAL OR BOOK SALES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN       REUTERS /SCANPIX SWEDEN /LANDOV

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    Sorry, Bob Dylan: Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature. He has written several books of poems, including, most famously, 1966’s Windows and Stones. His work, according to the Poetry Foundation, “build[s] on Modernism, Expressionism, and Surrealism, [and] contains powerful imagery concerned with issues of fragmentation and isolation.” He has been translated into 50 languages.

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