The Players Come Again

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  • Title: The Players Come Again
  • Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun Amanda Cross
  • ISBN: 9780517094556
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
The Players Come Again

[PDF] Read ☆ The Players Come Again : by Carolyn G. Heilbrun Amanda Cross, The Players Come Again, Carolyn G. Heilbrun Amanda Cross, The Players Come Again Those who relish intricate mind games complex characters scalpel sharp wit and literary allusions by the peck will clasp this to their hearts THE SAN DIEGO UNIONWhen Kate Fansler is offered the exciting prospect of writing a biography of Gabrielle Foxx the obscure and enigmatic wife of a great modernist author she accepts But what she discovers when she meets thre Those [PDF] Read ☆ The Players Come Again : by Carolyn G. Heilbrun Amanda Cross - The Players Come Again, The Players Come Again Those who relish intricate mind games complex characters scalpel sharp wit and literary allusions by the peck will clasp this to their hearts THE SAN DIEGO UNIONWhen Kate Fansler is offered the exci

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The Players Come Again

About “Carolyn G. Heilbrun Amanda Cross

  • Carolyn G. Heilbrun Amanda Cross

    Carolyn Gold Heilbrun January 13, 1926 October 9, 2003 was an American academic and prolific feminist author of both important academic studies and popular mystery novels under the pen name of Amanda Cross.Heilbrun attended graduate school in English literature at Columbia University, receiving her M.A in 1951 and Ph.D in 1959 Among her most important mentors were Columbia professors Jacques Barzun and Lionel Trilling, while Clifton Fadiman was an important inspiration She wrote about these three in her final non fiction work, When Men Were the Only Models We Had My Teachers Barzun, Fadiman, Trilling 2002.Heilbrun taught English at Columbia for than three decades, from 1960 to 1992 She was the first woman to receive tenure in the English Department Her academic specialty was British modern literature, with a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group Her academic books include the feminist study Writing a Woman s Life 1988 In 1983, she co founded and became co editor of the Columbia University Press s Gender and Culture Series with literary scholar Nancy K Miller From 1985 until her retirement in 1992, she was Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia from



111 thoughts on “The Players Come Again

  • I was expecting a mystery, and maybe that expectation made me impatient with this book, but The Players Come Again makes me feel like I was too hard on Agatha Christie s non mystery mystery novel Passenger to Frankfurt That may not have had a mystery, but at least it was exciting, if nonsensical The shocks were crazy, but genuinely shocking And the characters spoke English like normal, albeit upper crusty people The Players Come Again is an investigation in which the female protagonist has a ser [...]


  • Like some other readers, I spent much of this novel wondering where the mystery was the mystery aspect only turned up in the last chapter while nonetheless absorbed in the story of Kate s quest for knowledge about the long deceased wife of an even long deceased famous writer Or, alternatively, one could consider the whole thing as a kind of meditation on several deep mysteries youth and aging, the roles of women, change over time, the value of literature, the problems of fame I looked it up Cro [...]


  • I would have liked this if it had not attempted to be genre, and if Cross was not so limited in her understanding of other people, or at least in her ability to write about them I am finding these books and frustrating they really are not bad but they are small and narrow, and it annoys me that she does not ever leap over her own walls Yet I keep reading them, stubbornly, not like the truly terrible Antonia Fraser gothics, but with a sort of desire to break through the code and understand the [...]


  • A Kate Fansler mystery I ve read one other book in this series, many years ago, and remember being a bit disappointed by it But I wanted to give the author Amanda Cross was the pseudonym of feminist literary critic Carolyn Heilbrun another chance Sad to say, this book was even less satisfying than the first I read it right through, fairly quickly for me , waiting for the promised mystery to develop But, except for a possible long ago murder mentioned in the book s last pages, this was a pretty s [...]


  • Apparently I read this years ago It doesn t bear a second read Boring, talky, and doesn t reach any kind of tension Meh Only got halfway through and abandoned it.


  • Kate Fansler feels sometimes like the person you would love to be witty, acerbic, nearly always all knowing, but sometimes I want to stuff her in a box Really Sometimes her know it all ways is enough to send over the deep end And why in heck can t we learn a little about her husband whose name escapes me a lawyer who we rarely hear from or see.In this story, which doesn t really feel like a mystery at all, the literature professor who never seems to teach or conduct research why is she still hi [...]


  • I really liked this book for the development of the female characters and the intertwining character plots I hadn t read any Amanda Cross books before and didn t pick it up because I thought it d be a Mystery detective novel I d say it s a good novel but not a good mystery A Heads up reading through the long part that is Anne s memoir is really dull skim it and get on with the rest of the book There is probably important info in it, but it was too slow to bother with That said, I really enjoyed [...]


  • I read most of Amanda Cross Kate Fansler series as they were published up until the late 1990 s In my opinion they were beautifully written and the literary information given and the mystery offered were terrific I recently purchased The Players Come Again and The Edge of Doom book in a second hand shop and I am glad I did The reading of these two books was like finding old friends They are both worth reading.


  • Kate Fansler is asked to write the biography of the wife of one of the 20th century s greatest novelists, but the family members and friends only allow her to gradually uncover the family s secrets.Different than Kate s usual investigations, this is much less a mystery than a gradual unfolding of the story Interesting story, but unsatisfying if one is looking for a mystery A good read and recommended as a story or novel than a mystery.


  • This is the third of the three books I think represent the best of Amanda that I decided to re read recently It brings together themes of feminism, literature, relationships and aging with a mystery format I especially like the portrayals of Ann, Dorinda and Nellie Through conversations and a journal the lives and relationships of the three from childhood to their 60s They are indeed the three witches in a very good sense.


  • I gave up on page 15 I checked to see that I have attempted one other book by this author and disliked it as well I can t imagine why I bothered to keep this on my bedroom shelf for so long I am not willing to wade any further into this stilted prose and flimsy puzzle Into the donation bin it goes.


  • This is one of my favorites by a favorite author The mysteries of the characters, their depth and intelligence, were utterly engaging That being said, I am not one of those who require a body in order for something to be a mystery Some may not find it the sort of mystery they expect.


  • I picked this book up because I had always enjoyed Amanda Cross and her early works but couldn t really remember this one NowI m torn on how to rate this book it s an interesting story but not really what I would consider a mystery.


  • Loved the writing, the characters, much of the thinking through of marriage, muses and writing But the plot never really held me, and in the end kind of came apart So lovely book, but not a great mystery.


  • A lot of effort with little payoff If Emile was central to the plot, why didn t we learn about him throughout I just couldn t rouse much sympathy for any of the characters and the mystery was weak Ho, hum won t be back for another Amanda.



  • I usually like Kate Fansler mysteries, but this one is confusing and not at all suspenseful If you are really into Greek mythology it might be interesting for you.






  • Didn t know what the mystery was until the last chapter I found this a very dull book The writing itself was good though, which makes it two stars instead of one.



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