Chris Yperman (1935-2015) was the author of prose, poetry and theatre scripts. Her debut, A Very Tiny Ship, attracted the attention of both literary critics and a broad readership as soon as it was published in 1959. The book introduced an innovative female voice into post-war Flemish literature. Yperman’s lyrical and associative style prompted comparisons with Françoise Sagan and turned her novella into both a cult phenomenon and a commercial success.
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