Search Results: "James Gould Cozzens"


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CASTAWAY by James Gould Cozzens
Released: June 15, 1934

"Parts of it are so well done that it seems a pity that it is confused by nightmares of confusion and — at times — unmotivated horrors."
Thoroughly upsetting nightmarish story, with a dubious beginning and a yet more dubious end. Read full book review >

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GUARD OF HONOR by James Gould Cozzens
Released: Sept. 30, 1948

"Cozzens writes with a taut violence at times; and at other times with an expansive warmth — an unusual combination which makes for roundness of impression."
To anyone whose memory of James Gould Cozzens' earlier work is still green, it it welcome news that, after too long an interval, there is another book from him. Read full book review >

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ASK ME TOMORROW by James Gould Cozzens
Released: June 15, 1940

"Cozzens spins a good yarn; my one reservation lies in the fact that his central figure is so sharply drawn that his minor figures seem almost intangible in contrast."
Devastating insight has produced the most revealing picture of a young man in love with his idea of himself that modern literature has produced. Read full book review >

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BY LOVE POSSESSED by James Gould Cozzens
Released: Aug. 26, 1957

"But it must not be dismissed — for here is a profoundly honest piece of America."
One of our significant writers of today has written a modern-styled novel that will demand attention whether the public finds it shocking, disturbing, moving, absorbing- or something of each. Read full book review >

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Released: July 23, 1942

"But the use of the trial as a lever is fresh —and its subordination to other aspects of life make it different from such books as Inquest or The Bellamy Trial."
There's faint flavor of The Last Adam (Cozzen's best book, in this reader's opinion), more in the sureness of his understanding of the undercurrents of village thought and way of life than in character. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ADAM by James Gould Cozzens
Released: Jan. 5, 1933

"SEROCOLD flavor."
A really significant book by an author whose SS SAN PEDRO won him some recognition. Read full book review >

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MORNING NOON & NIGHT by James Gould Cozzens
Released: Aug. 1, 1968

"Perhaps for Mr. Cozzens' admirers, although in Henry Dodd Worthington he seems to have removed himself to a considerable degree from his time and ours."
Backward, ever backward, through sentences which sinuously, sonorously curl around parenthetical phrases and elliptical clauses, "vagariously" winds this retrospective of the life of Henry Dodd Worthington as now through "experience's actual disorder and inconsecutiveness" he tries to reconcile himself as he was (sufficiently remote to elicit a third person referral) with the man he now is in late middle age. . . . Read full book review >

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MEN AND BRETHREN by James Gould Cozzens
Released: Jan. 2, 1935

"Extensive advertising."
With The Last Adam Cozzens reached best seller ranks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1997

"An excellent case study of how army politics, miscommunication, and missed chances could decisively influence a campaign."
An illuminating account of an 1862 Confederate campaign in northern Mississippi, whose importance may only be matched by the obscurity into which it has fallen and the grand mistakes made by its planners. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A useful one-volume history refreshingly without many bones to pick but also without much fire."
A sturdy overview of the Indian Wars. Read full book review >

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Purple Canary by Joyce Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this book may be useful for families affected by porphyria and may interest others frustrated by flawed education and medical systems in the United States."
A mother helps her daughter cope with a rare disease in this memoir. Read full book review >