New Nobel laureate Transtromer's work out of stock

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Posted: Oct 06, 2011 6:07 PM
New Nobel laureate Transtromer's work out of stock

If you're looking to buy the poetry of the new Nobel laureate, Sweden's Tomas Transtromer, you'll probably have to wait.

Most laureates enjoy at least a brief sales bump, but copies of "The Great Enigma," "The Half-Finished Heaven" and other collections were out of stock Thursday for at least a week at and other stores. And none of his work is likely to be available as an e-book soon. Most poetry cannot be downloaded onto the Kindle or other devices because of formatting problems

The work of the 80-year-old Transtromer has been released by several U.S. publishers and reissues are planned. Farrar, Straus & Giroux announced Thursday that it had acquired a 2006 collection, "The Deleted World," and would have it out before Christmas.