Foreword Reviews

The Bitter Life of Bozena Nemcova

A Biographical Collage

2016 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Women's Studies (Adult Nonfiction)

Božena Němcová defied every convention for a woman in mid-19th-century Bohemia. The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová is a biographical collage of found texts, footnotes, fragments, and images by and about the Czech fairy tale writer, whom Milan Kundera calls the “Mother of Czech Prose.” Kelcey Parker Ervick’s innovative collage form, with its many voices and viewpoints, questions the concept of biographical “truth” while revealing a nuanced and spellbinding portrait of Němcová.