Review: The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová by Kelsey Parker Ervick

For a book that describes itself as following “Oulipian-like constraints” due to the author’s limited knowledge of Czech and the limitations on the ability of biography to really capture life, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová (Rose Metal Press, November 2016) is an unrestrained dive into the life of the “Mother of Czech Prose.”

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