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Book Review: Understanding Tomas Gosta Transtromer by Baiju Krishnan

Understanding Tomas Gosta Transtromer is a short research book for literature students mainly. This is written by Baiju Krishnan, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D in English from Dravidian University, Kuppam, India.

Tomas Gosta Transtromer was a Swedish poet. He had won Nobel Prize for literature in 2011. The book is short yet informative and provides a flitting glance on the work of the poet. Other than introduction and preface, it includes three chapters that provide most of the information about Tomas Gosta Transtromer.

Chapter one deals with introduction about Tomas Gosta Transtromer. It discusses his life events and birth and early phases of life. The second chapter is slightly long and delves deep in his work. It discusses the critical journey through the works of Nobel Laureate Tomas Gosta Transtromer.

The third chapter shares bits of knowledge and mystical understanding. In the end, many professors praised this book for its approach and wealth of knowledge it contains.  

Baiju Krishnan has done a great job by writing and publishing this book, it documents the work of a great poet and also helps the students of literature who might be having his work in their syllabus. The book is written in simple language, with clearly segmenting the chapters that can provide good amount of crystal clear knowledge to the aspiring students. This book is a better alternative to Wikipedia pages.    

About the Author:

Baiju Krishnan is presently a research scholar pursuing a Ph.D in English from Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The author has completed his Masters of Arts in English Studies course from the prestigious Central University of Tamil Nadu. He has also published papers and articles in journals and book chapters with the presentation of same in several seminars, conferences and workshops of both national and international level. Holding several degrees from different universities, he is enthusiastic to learn, research, and teach English. His area of specialization includes film and literature, Indian English writing, gender studies and postmodern literature.


  1. Thanks a lot for reviewing my work. This is an apt review for this academic piece of work.


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