Features: 17 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.
Containing pieces by distinguished scholars including Darlene Harbour
Unrue and Robert Brinkmeyer, this book is the first full investigation
of the links between Porter’s only novel and European intellectual
history. Beginning with Sebastian Brant, author of the late medieval
Narrenschiff, whom she acknowledges in her Preface to Ship of Fools,
Porter’s image of Europe emerges as more complex, more knowledgeable,
and more politically nuanced than previous critics have acknowledged.
Ship of Fools is in conversation with Europe’s humanistic tradition as
well as with the political moments of 1931 and 1962, the years that
elapsed from the novel’s conception to its completion. more... about Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools: New Interpretations and Transatlantic Contexts