James Gould Cozzens

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Birthday
19, 1903
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 9, 1978 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1903
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 9, 1978 (74)

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About

A twentieth-century American novelist, he is known for works such as Guard of Honor and By Love Possessed. Two of his short stories, Total Stranger and a Farewell to Cuba, received the prestigious O. Henry Award.

Before Fame

He published his debut novel, Confusion, while he was a student at Harvard University.

Trivia

A vocal critic of literary modernism, he once said that he could not read more than ten pages of John Steinbeck without throwing up.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, and he grew up in New York City. He married Sylvia Bernice Baumgarten in 1927.

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John Updike criticized Cozzens's last novel, Morning, Noon, and Night.

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