Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera
|Publisher||Little, Brown & Company|
|Preceded by||The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor|
|Followed by||On with the Story|
Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera is a novel by American writer John Barth, published in 1994. A character name John Barth and his female companion set sail on Chesapeake Bay on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America, but are unexpectedly caught in a tropical storm. While trying to find his way of out the Maryland marshes, Barth comes across a "metaphysical zone" in which he encounters scenes and characters from his previous novels. The title references Barth's first novel, The Floating Opera (1956).
- Lesher 2000, p. 67–68.
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