Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Volková, Bronislava mss., ca. 1983-2011, consist of typescripts, drafts, email correspondence and other material relating to poetry in Czech and English by Bronislava Volková, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University. Volková left Czechoslovakia in 1974 during the Communist rule of the country. She lived for two years in West Germany before emigrating to the United States where her career took her to several different universities and states. In the process of her exile, she became a poet in her lost mother tongue and eventually a bilingual one. She joined the IU faculty in 1982. She is author of Emotive Signs in Language (Amsterdam, 1987), six books of Czech poetry and an English book of poetry called The Courage of the Rainbow (New York, 1993).

Acquired: 2011

Collection size: 100 items

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