Tomas Transtromer: "You asked about reviews of The Light - it’s being attacked from all sides so far! The mingling of "inward life" and political or social poetry has really infuriated the reviewers so Far. They insist one of the two sides or areas must be false, "affected" - possibly both! They’re willing to accept either of these two sorts of thought in its own book, specialized etc. but not as if there were some connection."