Sunday, August 19, 2007

Department of Forgotten Writers

Beth Foxwell over at The Bunburyist reminds us that this is the birthday of James Gould Cozzens. In the early 1960s, By Love Possessed was on every spinning paperback rack, and it stayed there for what seemed like years. I suspect that now hardly anyone remembers Cozzens. Thanks to Beth for the reminder.


Juri said...

Never read a word by him (there are no Finnish translations, for whatever reasons), but I do remember that Chandler had good things to say about Cozzens.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Thanks, Bill. For those who'd like to learn more about Cozzens, Matthew J. Bruccoli (who's published much on Fitzgerald and Wolfe) wrote _James Gould Cozzens: A Life Apart_ (Harcourt, 1983) and _James Gould Cozzens: A Documentary Volume_ (Gale, 2004).