The Bitter Life of Bozena Nemcova
- A Biographical Collage
Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Hybrid Genre. Biography. Memoir. Artistic, rebellious, and unapologetically intelligent, Bo?ena Nemcov? defied every convention for a woman in mid-nineteenth-century Bohemia: she was active in nationalist politics, she smoked cigars, she took a series of lovers, and she laid bare her ideas and emotions in her letters and stories. The Bitter Life of Bo?ena Nemcov? 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 also revealing a nuanced and spellbinding portrait of Nemcov?. Inspired by Nemcov?'s letters, the book's second section, "Postcards to Bo?ena" is Parker Ervick's epistolary memoir of her own failing marriage and her quest for a Czech typewriter, as well as a meditation on reading, writing, and happy endings. The two sections combine to create a book as defiant, enchanting, and complex as its namesake.
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