Other Literary Forms
Of James Gould Cozzens’s fourteen published books, thirteen are novels. Two won special acclaim; Guard of Honor (1948; Pulitzer Prize in fiction, 1949) is widely regarded as one of the best American novels of World War II, and By Love Possessed (1957; Howells Medal of the American Society of Arts and Letters, 1960) was a major best-seller. Cozzens’s only volume of short fiction, Children and Others, contains seventeen of his twenty-nine published stories. It was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, as were five of his novels.