Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

by Katherine Anne Porter
     
 

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 impressions of her fist voyage to Europe. She took for her own this simple almost universal image of the ship of this world on its voyage to eternity.  See more details below

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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 impressions of her fist voyage to Europe. She took for her own this simple almost universal image of the ship of this world on its voyage to eternity.

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ISBN-13:
9780451092724
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1963
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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