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Ship of Fools - Katherine Anne Porter
Ship of Fools
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The 48 1st-class passengers & the 900 Spaniards in steerage on a passenger-freighter crossing from Mexico to Germany in 1931 are traveling on a voyage of life. The title of this book is a translation from the German of Das Narrenschiff, a moral allegory by Sebastian Brant. The author read it in... show more
The 48 1st-class passengers & the 900 Spaniards in steerage on a passenger-freighter crossing from Mexico to Germany in 1931 are traveling on a voyage of life. The title of this book is a translation from the German of Das Narrenschiff, a moral allegory by Sebastian Brant. The author read it in Basel in the summer of 1932 when she had still vividly in mind the impressi
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780436378003 (0436378000)
Pages no: 511
Edition language: English
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MarkAlan
MarkAlan rated it
5.0 Ship of Fools
I read this book for the first time 45 years ago at 16. A second reading only confirmed at as a classic, working on so many different levels.
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
4.0 Ship of Fools
A novel that took her over twenty years to write, 'Ship of Fools' is a large sprawling thing with many characters (you will be grateful for the passenger manifest at the beginning) and has a grand ambition to illustrate the world in the early 1930s in the form of a group of people on an ocean liner ...
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