James Gould Cozzens

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Cozzens, James Gould


Born Aug. 19, 1903, in Chicago. American author.

The heroes of Cozzens’ first novels, Confusion (1924) and Michael Scarlett (1925), are rebels defeated by the bourgeois world. The novel Cockpit (1928) describes an individualist who defends his rights with wolflike tenacity. Cozzens’ most successful novels are Guard of Honor (1948) and By Love Possessed (1957). The former describes the events of World War II (1939–45).


Children and Others. New York, 1964.
Morning, Noon, and Night. New York, 1968.


Bracher, F. The Novels of James Gould Cozzens. New York, 1959.
Maxwell, D. E. S. Cozzens. Edinburgh-London, 1964.
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