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by James Gould Cozzens
By Love Possessed is a novel written by James Gould Cozzens in the middle 1950s. It was published on August 26, 1957, by Harcourt Brace and Company, and became a critically acclaimed best-seller.
By Love Possessed is a novel written by James Gould Cozzens in the middle 1950s. In 1960, it was awarded the William Dean Howells Medal, an award given every five years to the best novel of the previous five years. The novel was turned into a feature film in which Lana Turner co-starred.
By Love Possessed became the center of a literary controversy in the 1950s. Today it’s hard to know what all the fuss was about. This is a rewarding novel, if you are willing to put in the conscientious work required to read it. This includes consulting the dictionary quite a lot.
By Love Possessed became the center of a literary controversy in the 1950s Still, Cozzens creates unforgettable characters. They are wholly original yet recognizable
By Love Possessed became the center of a literary controversy in the 1950s. Still, Cozzens creates unforgettable characters. They are wholly original yet recognizable. He also has a talent for constructing extremely long and convoluted, yet readable, sentences. Indeed, 'pretentious' is not a word I would use to describe By Love Possessed: Cozzens is every bit the great writer he purports to be. Clearly, a writer of genius and erudition (note how he rips off Milton on page 247, towards the end of part one).
Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
James Gould Cozzens, American novelist, whose writings dealt with life in middle-class America. Cozzens’ works reflect a philosophy of political and social conservatism, and some have maintained that he was slow to receive widespread critical acclaim because of his conservative views. Cozzens grew up on Staten Island, . graduated from the Kent (Conn. School (1922), and attended Harvard University for two years. Acclaim did come, however; he received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1949 for Guard of Honor and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1960 for By Love Possessed.
James Gould Cozzens is an outstanding author who writes fairly-long, serious books which address important issues regarding the myriad stresses of human life. By Love Possessed is an interesting story which deals with matters of responsibility and conscience. If you are not put off by this sort of thing you will probably find this book both rewarding and enjoyable. com User, February 25, 1999. By Love Possessed isn't the easiest novel to read: the style is involved and detailed.
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James Gould Cozzens 1903–1978. American novelist and short story writer. The following entry presents an overview of Cozzens's career. For further information on his life and works, see CLC, Volumes 1, 4, and 11. Cozzens is best known for insightful tales about the more or less privileged lives led by White Anglo-Saxon Protestant American professional men. Philosophical in approach, Cozzens's novels utilize little action but explore a wide range of ideas, including love, duty, and the law.
I am reading James Gould Cozzens, The Just And The Unjust. The Just And The Unjust, Guard of Honor, and yes, By Love Possessed, (McDonald's and Howe's hatchet job's notwithstanding), all ought to be published. love of God, why has there been no Cozzens volume? The Just And The Unjust, Guard of Honor, and yes, By Love Possessed, (McDonald's and Howe's hatchet job's notwithstanding), all ought to be published.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company; 1st edition (March 1, 1957)
Pages: 570 pages