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9781930464094
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The Player's Boy

A Novel

The orphaned James Sands anticipated a magnificent career as apprentice in an Elizabethan theater troupe. But when his masters dies unexpectedly, Sands must fight for his art, his home, and ultimately his life as the violent reign of King James I overshadows the glory and creative life of the Elizabethan era. An historical novel with profound reverberations today in the U.S., the UK, and Europe.

About the Authors

Bryher (1894-1983) wrote many critically acclaimed novels and memoirs during her lifetime. She was deeply involved in film, politics, and psychology. She funded Contact Editions, and edited Life and Letters To-day and the first English film journal, Close Up. She was the longtime companion of H.D., and a generous supporter of numerous writers, artists, psychoanalysts, and culture icons, including Marianne Moore, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, and Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company.

Reviews

"The novel echoes in a variety of compelling ways the life of the author, which on its own clearly deserves scripting."—Yale Review

"The Player's Boy has all the possessive, invading qualities of a dream. The book has great beauty. But the book has not only beauty, it has a strange and moving wisdom. The end is a masterpiece of writing and of terror. The whole story is so told that we feel someone had returned from beyond the grave to tell it."—Edith Sitwell

"The novel echoes in a variety of compelling ways the life of the author, which on its own clearly deserves scripting."—Yale Review

"A striking and beautifully written narrative. Bryher is a fine artist with words, extraordinarily skillful in her magical ability to capture the essence of an individual emotion and the quality of a national mood."—The New York Times

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